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How Local Authorities Can Get on The Changing Places Toilet Map

Local Authorities should aim to put as many local facilities as possible on the Changing Places toilet map, improving lives in local communities and making public buildings more accessible. Disabled people across UK towns and cities need better toilets in their local facilities.

The Changing Places Toilet Map

Even getting out and about in their local area can be difficult for people with severe disabilities. Something as simple as a trip to the library can be a logistical nightmare when there is no access to a suitable toilet. Local Authorities can increase their presence on the Changing Places toilet map by installing Changing Places facilities in as many public buildings as possible. How accessible is your local area?

The right equipment

This includes a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, ceiling track hoist system (or mobile hoist if this isn’t possible) and peninsular toilet.

Adequate Space

12sqm for a disabled person and up to two carers, including a centrally placed toilet with transfer space either side and a screen/curtain to allow privacy.

A safe, clean environment

A place that is publicly accessible, with a wide tear-off paper roll to cover the bench, a large waste bin for disposable pads and a non-slip floor.

Where Should Local Authorities Provide Changing Places?

It is recommended that all civic centres have access to at least one Changing Places facility. A civic centre is the heart of any town or city, so it is vital that Local Authorities make these areas as accessible as possible for people with disabilities. Public/civic buildings are ideal candidates for Changing Places toilets, as are community halls, libraries and public parks/attractions.

Civic Centres

Install at least one Changing Places facility in your Civic centre to make the area usable for disabled people.


Make information more accessible to people in the local community with disabilities or complex care needs.

Community Centre

Give communities a boost and make services more accessible with a Changing Places provision.  

Public Attractions

Increase local and visitor footfall to public attractions and buildings with a Changing Places toilet.

There are over 11 million people with a disability in the UK? It is essential that the local community and facilities are accessible to society’s most vulnerable people.

How Can Local Authorities Benefit?

Increase your reputation as a caring Local Authority by providing better toilet provisions for local people. Better disability access will result in public buildings and facilities being utilised by more people and increase wellbeing in local communities. Local Authorities can also boost tourism and attract more visitors by installing Changing Places facilities.  

Our Solution

iHUS specialise in the installation of modular Changing Places facilities and disability adaptions. We have worked in partnership with several Local Authorities to improve the lives of local people and have several solutions to help put your town or city on the Changing Place toilet map.  


Our pre-built modular Changing Places facilities are manufactured at our site in South Yorkshire and then delivered to your location ready to be installed by our team. This method minimises the work and organisation required at your end as we manage the entire process.   

Internal Changing Places

If you don’t have the space for a modular facility, then we can adapt an existing space into a Changing Places toilet, an unused room in a library, for example. So long as the space is large enough to meet BS8300 recommendations, then we can adapt it into a hygienic, safe facility for your local community.  

View our changing places projects

About iHUS

iHUS have over 30 years’ in the construction industry and specialise in disability adaptions and modular solutions. We’re passionate about making the UK more accessible, one business at a time.

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Case Study

This bespoke L-shaped annexe, finished in cedral weatherboard, features a large U-shaped kitchen and bathroom complete with bath.

I was horrified to see a family suffering in what I believed to be an adequate facility It wasn’t until I’d spoken with this lady, and she had explained the concept of a Changing Places toilet, that I knew we had to enhance our disabled provision.

Phil Oakland

Seafront Manager, Eastbourne Borough Council

Our process is designed so that there is a minimum amount of work required at your end, saving you time and money. Our end to end service includes everything from groundworks to facility manufacture.

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