Millenium Forum Changing Places
We are delighted to announce that the Millennium Forum recently launched its new Changing Place Facility which will provide much needed public toilet/changing facilities for disabled individuals who need assistance from one or more carers.
Changing Places facilities are different from standard accessible toilets. They have many features and additional equipment that make them even more accessible than the standard accessible toilets we are all familiar with. Changing Places facilities provide 12m² of floor space, and include both a full room coverage ceiling track hoist, a centrally located toilet bowl with space either side for transfers or assistants, and a height-adjustable adult sized changing bench.
Standard disabled accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with complex disabilities. For example, individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and older people with physical disabilities may need extra equipment facilities to enable them to use the toilet, maximising independence and comfort.
If you would like to find out more about Changing Places, or indeed start your own campaign to have a Changing Place facility in your own locality please visit www.changingplaces.ie where you will find out more information.