Using public and private toilets can be a daunting experience for people living with disabilities, but it can be even more so if you are among the 2 million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. Changing Places Consortium and Sync Living work with landlords, architects, management teams and contractors to advise and install the appropriate inclusive facilities.
If your building is open to the public for several hours at a time, you need Changing Places facilities. Without this, many thousands of disabled people, their families and carers are denied equal access to your services.
Although this is not yet a legal requirement, it is a basic human right. At Sync Living, we are always working with new and existing property managers to advise, install and fit Changing Places facilities into the places that need them most according to BS8003:2008 building standards.
- Transport Terminals
- Tourist Attractions
- Public Buildings
- Leisure Facilities
- Health Care Facilities
- Entertainment Venues
People living with disabilities need more space and specialised equipment to be able to use toilet facilities in safety and comfort. To make sure your facilities are in sync with their needs, the space must be at least 12 SQM and include the following:
- Provide and install Palma Vita Shower Toilet. Allow for connection to 100mm waste and 15mm mains water supply. Power supply to be an unswitched 10amp spur. Installation as per manufacturers instructions, unit to be commissioned by Sync Living.
- Ceiling Hoist and Track
- Provide and install 3m x 4m X-Y system with manual traverse and powered lift/lowering. Provide 13amp switched fused spur for hoist at ceiling height. Fixing method to be determined by Sync Living.
- Height Adjustable Adult-Sized Changing Bench
- An adult-sized changing bench is an essential part of a Changing Places toilet.
- Wash Basin
- Provide and install height adjustable wash basin. Allow for connection to 15mm hot & cold water supplies. 32mm waste and flush-mounted 240v spur as per manufacturers instructions.
- Drop Down Rail
- Vertical Grab Rail
- Retractable Privacy Curtain/Screen
- Wide Paper Roll Dispenser
- Full Length Mirror
- Paper Towel Dispenser
- Alarm Pull Cord
- Paper Towel Dispenser
- Alarm Pull Cord
- Waste Disposal Bin
- Large Sanitary Disposal Bin
- Manually Operated Hand Dryer
- Two Clothes Hooks
- Sanitary Towel Dispenser
- Alarm Reset Button
- Horizontal Grab Rail
- Floor Drain
Changing Places Facility: Belfast International Airport
Transport Hubs including Train/Bus terminals, Airports and Ferry Terminals are starting to realise the importance of providing inclusive facilities for their customers. Belfast International Airport was motivated to open a Changing Places facility during their recent refurbishment of the toilet facilities in the main departure lounge. Throughout the project it was important to achieve the maximum amount of space to allow easy wheelchair access and carer
Belfast International Airport
Changing Places Facility: IKEA, Dublin
Leading home retailer IKEA is continuing to set the trend across Ireland and the UK by becoming an inclusive retail scheme. IKEA, Dublin installed a Changing Places Toilet in July 2017. Research shows that over three-quarters of people with disabilities have left a shop or business because of poor customer service or lack of disability awareness and poor facilities. (Business Disability Forum) IKEA, Dublin was motivated
Changing Places Facility
Retail / Public
Changing Places Facility: The Union Theological College
The Union Theological College in Belfast was motivated to install a Changing Places toilet after a number of disabled students had registered to attend the college but they needed the correct facilities to enable their attendance. The College was determined to show their commitment to provide inclusive facilities for all their students and commenced work in January 2017. The facility was completed 3 months later and
Belfast, Union Theological College
Changing Places Facility: Ebrington Barracks
The Ebrington Barracks, Changing Places facility opened in July 2017 to the public to help encourage people and families with disabilities to visit Derry City Centre for day trips. The facility was developed and funded fully by Glen Caring and we are proud to announce it is the first one in the Western Region. This luxury, top of the range facility is designed to an extremely
Tourism / Retail
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At Sync Living we understand that every business is different. That’s why we work with you to find a Changing Places solution that fits your space, your budget and the needs of your customers. Get in touch to find out more…