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If your shop or venue is inaccessible to anyone who needs care support, you’re excluding twice as many potential customers as you think… So warns Samantha Buck, mother and one of the leading campaigners for assisted accessible toilets. “It’s not just the person with the disability who needs some of the elements in an assisted, accessible toilet- a Changing Places…

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New guidance on washroom legalities and good practice

  By law (Equality Act 2010), venues need to make anticipatory ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the built environment to prevent disabled people being put at a ‘substantial’ disadvantage- that includes suitable toilets! To help all involved in the decision-making process get it right, Clos-o-Mat- Britain’s leading provider of toilet solutions to restore dignity to people who need help to ‘go to…

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Survey hoists need for assisted toilets

Shopping venues are being given proof of the benefit of providing wheelchair-accessible toilets with extra facilities. A survey among campaigners for assisted toilets with an adult-sized changing bench and hoist (Changing Places, Space to Change facilities) revealed: 99% of respondents would visit the retail centre with these facilities over one without 94% would stay for a snack, meal if there…

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Creating an inclusive workplace

Inclusivity is no longer just a buzzword within the business world, it’s a way of life. Companies who drag their feet in terms of equal opportunities, especially when it comes to catering for the needs of disabled employees, quickly find themselves left behind in terms of recruiting and retaining the best staff. Worse still, the reputation that comes hand-in-hand with…

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Community Centre encompasses everyone’s needs (in matters toileting at least!)

Objectives of developing confidence and self-esteem are being achieved with a holistic approach to people’s needs at a Midlands community centre. East West Community Centre, in Leicester, is the only Centre of its kind in the city, and county, to now offer a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet. Supplied by Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading provider of such facilities, and installed by…

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Designing Accessible Washrooms

By Brian Ford, Specification Manager, Dolphin Solutions One in five people in the UK has a disability. Workplaces and public spaces have the responsibility of ensuring that there are suitable accessible washroom facilities available for staff, visitors and customers. Whilst fully accessible washrooms require more accessories to make them fit for use, there is no reason that the washroom can’t…

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All change in Wellington

Wellington has become the most inclusive town in its area of Somerset, with the opening of a new pub…. JD Wetherspoon, which has already won national awards for its toilet facilities, hopes its new The Iron Duke- named after the Duke of Wellington- will continue its tradition: it is the latest of the chain’s venues to incorporate a Changing Places…

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