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Changing Places - Accessible toilets in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough has a number of purpose-built Changing Places toilets for disabled people. Changing Places toilets are bigger than standard wheelchair accessible toilets, which don't provide changing benches or hoists, and are too small to accommodate a wheelchair user and more than one carer.

Changing Places toilets are located at the bus station, the Rainbow Centre, The Orchard Resource Centre, Neptune Leisure Centre, James Cook University Hospital, Myplace (Customs House), Cumberland Resource Centre, Stewart Park and Middlesbrough Sports Village. Get detailed information about the facilities available at each venue.

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, need extra facilities to allow them to use toilets comfortably.

A Changing Places toilet is larger than a standard accessible toilet and is equipped with:

  • Height adjustable changing bench/trolley
  • Ceiling track hoist
  • Adequate space for a disabled person and up to two carers
  • Centrally placed toilet with grab bars
  • Privacy screen/curtain
  • Wide paper roll to cover the bench
  • Shower
  • Slip resistant floor

  • Further information can be found on the Changing Places website or by calling Middlesbrough Council on 01642 726004.

  • Access

    A membership scheme is in operation for the Changing Places toilet at Middlesbrough bus station. Application forms and information packs are available from the Contact Centre by calling 01642 245432 or visiting the Customer Centre at Middlesbrough House in person. Two forms of ID are required to apply for membership.

    Access to the other Changing Places facilities in Middlesbrough is either by RADAR key or through reception staff at the venue.

Changing Places toilet locations

Rainbow Leisure Centre

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at Rainbow Centre

Location: adjacent to the Changing Village on the lower level of the Leisure Centre

Opening times: Mon-Fri: 6.15am - 10pm; Saturday: 8am - 4.30pm; Sunday: 8am - 3.30pm.

Access: RADAR key (available from reception)

Equipment:

  • Toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Kingcraft height adjustable basin
  • Kingcraft height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care Shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

Middlesbrough Bus Station

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at Middlesbrough Bus Station

Location: Entrance to the South Platform, facility is clearly signposted throughout the main concourse.

Opening times: 5am - midnight

Access: Membership scheme in operation. Application forms and information packs are available from the Contact Centre by calling 01642 245432 or visiting the Customer Centre at Middlesbrough House in person. Two forms of ID are required to apply for membership.

Equipment:

  • Clos-o-mat wash/dry toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Kingcraft height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

The Orchard, Lansdowne Road (two toilets)

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at The Orchard

Location: The Orchard

Opening times: 9am - 4pm

Access: Staff control entry

Equipment:

  • Standard toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Clos-o-mat wash/dry toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Pressalit height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

Neptune Leisure Centre

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at Neptune Centre

Location: Changing village

Opening times: Mon-Fri: 6.15am to 10pm; Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm; Sunday: 8am to 3.30pm

Access: Returnable access fob available from reception

Equipment:

  • Toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Kingcraft height adjustable basin
  • Kingcraft height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

James Cook University Hospital

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at James Cook University Hospital

Location: Main corridor near to the North entrance and opposite the Chaplaincy

Opening times: 24 hours

Access: Returnable access fob available from North entrance reception

Equipment:

  • Clos-o-mat wash/dry toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • ePressalit height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Arjo ceiling track hoist (clip attachments only)

Myplace, Customs House, Middlehaven

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at MyPlace

Location: Ground floor, Myplace

Opening times: Mon - Fri

Access: Unrestricted entry

Equipment:

  • Toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Pressalit height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

Cumberland Resource Centre, Chelmsford Road, Linthorpe

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at Cumberland Resource Centre

Location: Ground floor, Cumberland Resource Centre

Opening times: 9am to 4pm

Access: Via staff at reception

Equipment:

  • Toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Pressalit height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

Stewart Park

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at Stewart Park

Location: Vocational Training Centre (behind the Visitors Centre and to the left of the Café).

Opening times: 11am to 4pm

Access: RADAR key (available from Visitor Centre)

Equipment:

  • Toilet with drop down grab bars either side
  • Pressalit height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)

Middlesbrough Sports Village

Image of the Changing Place Toilet at Middlesbrough Sports Village

Location: Ground floor, next to the lift.

Opening times: Mon-Fri 6am - 10pm; weekends 9am - 7pm

Access: RADAR key (available at reception)

Equipment:

  • Clos-o-mat with drop down grab bars either side
  • Pressalit height adjustable basin
  • Arjo Concerto height adjustable shower bench
  • Triton Care shower
  • Guldmann Ceiling track hoist (sling attachments only)
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