What are Changing Places Toilets?
Changing Places are specialist facilities designed for those within the disabled community who cannot use standard accessible toilets. For example, standard accessible WC’s are designed for access by a standard wheelchair, but they are unlikely to provide adequate space for a powered wheelchair, or a wheelchair with additional head or leg support fittings. Standard accessible WC’s are also only designed for independent use by the individual and there is usually insufficient room to accommodate a carer /carers if the user requires assistance.
Changing Places are specially designed and include specialist equipment to meet the needs of every user within the disabled community.
Is your venue ready?
2021 Building Regulations
Building Regulations for Changing Places in England have changed. Is your building project compliant with current legislation? Does your venue or public attraction meet the regulations set out by the UK Government?
Kingkraft are experts at designing and installing Changing Places facilities and can support you to ensure that your facility or project is Changing Places compliant.
Changing Places advice for Venues, Contractors, Architects & Specifiers
Who Can Benefit from a Changing Places Toilet?
- 40,000 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
- 130,000 older people
- 30,000 people with cerebral palsy
- 13,000 people with an acquired brain injury
- 8,500 people with Multiple Sclerosis
- 8,000 people with Spina Bifida
- 5000 people with Motor Neurone Disease
Understanding The Purple Pound
The Purple Pound refers to the spending power of disabled households. A disabled household is one in which at least one person has a disability.
Disabled people account for 20% of the customer base of the UK average business. Their spending power is known as the 'Purple Pound'.
In the UK, businesses lose approximately £2 billion a month by ignoring the needs of the disabled community. Organisations are missing out on due on potential revenue by failing to provide adequate disabled access (both physical and digital) and not being disability confident in their customer services approach.
Organisations we have helped to complete a successful Changing Places Project...
Making A Difference
At Kingkraft, we feel it is important that everyone is supported in their right to have access to safe and comfortable facilities. We believe in making a difference to people's lives and are proud that our work and adaptations can allow ALL families to visit and enjoy venues and attractions. Giving people the confidence to attend these places, particularly children and teenagers, overcomes the barriers that have previously hindered their ability to attend, and opens up opportunity and enjoyment equally and to all.
Kingkraft, Experts in Changing Places Toilet Facilities Installations
Kingkraft have installed an array of fantastic Changing Places Toilet Facilities in a variety of settings. If you are looking for a Changing Places installer just get in touch for more information.
Our installation team is fully trained in the recommendation and installation of XY ceiling hoists, changing benches, height adjustable basins and toileting solutions.
What can I expect when I appoint Kingkraft to install my Changing Places Toilet Facility?
As a minimum we will appoint two experienced and friendly engineers. Our engineers are fully trained in the installation or fitting Kingkraft manufacturered or supplied products as well as health and safety in the work place. Your installation team will be supervised have regular contact with your Contract Manager and be supported by other key members of our team.
Changing Places Installation begins with a full site survey to determine the exact requirements of your particular project. Our pre-installation guide gives all the necessary information regarding the preparation of a site, to ensure it is correctly prepared for the product.
Our installation team will visit your facility and assess everything needed for the physical install before planning a convenient date and time with the relevant parties to complete the works.
Use Kingkraft to install your new Changing Places Toilet Facility. Our experts will ensure everything is fitted to our exacting standards and Changing Places Specification. And once your new Changing Places Toilet facility is in place, we are available for ongoing help, support and maintenance.
Speak to our Experts
Neal Dadswell, National Changing Places Manager
"As a keen supporter of the Changing Places Campaign, I strongly believe that having a Changing Place immediately enhances and benefits the community.
It is my role to work together with organisations to support a successful Changing Places installation. I can help to design ideal room layouts, which meet regulations, whilst working best for the individual project. I will work with Architects, Specifiers Contractors and Project Planners to ensure high standards are met every time.”
Neal can be contacted on 07703 537202 or firstname.lastname@example.org