Today, 19th July 2021, marks the very special occasion of Changing Places Awareness Day. The annual event celebrates the anniversary of the campaign for accessible public toilet facilities.
The purpose of the annual event is to:
- Reflect and celebrate about all the fantastic Changing Places projects that have been installed so far.
- Raise awareness of the need for many more toilet facilities to support the 250,000 disabled individuals who require them.
The Last 12 Months
Last year, Changing Places Awareness Day 2020 is remembered for the Government announcement to make Changing Places toilets compulsory in new buildings. To champion this, the Government pledged an impressive £30 million of investment funding to support these projects.
A major change to building rules in England brought about the need for thousands of correctly specified Changing Places to be planned and built into new public buildings. The government estimated the need for additional toilets to more than 150 new buildings per year.
Shopping centres, supermarkets, cinemas, stadiums and museums are just some of the buildings that now require at least one Changing Places toilet.
Case Study: Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Our recently installed Changing Places toilet facility at Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic example of an exciting project designed and fitted into a public attraction venue. Read our Yorkshire Wildlife Park Case Study to learn how a Changing Places facility can benefit a public attraction and its visitors.
FREE Changing Places planning guide
Do you require a little help getting started with planning your Changing Places project? Simply download your Changing Places Planning Guide here