The Changing Places Campaign


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.


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

The Government has recently announced funding to increase the number of Changing Places Toilets across the country Changing Places Toilets (

As above, we already have several in Middlesbrough but need to consult with local people as to where more are needed.

 Changing Places Toilets are 3m x 4m and are larger than a standard wheelchair accessible toilet and offer a ceiling track hoist, changing bed, a shower and plenty of room for carers and family members to assist adults and children with physical disabilities. They make a huge difference to families being able to enjoy going out together and provide a dignified toilet facility for those with disabilities.

We would be grateful if you could complete and circulate this email with the short consultation survey please


If you wish to discuss please contact Justine Sharman.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Changing Places
01642 726004 01642 726004
changing places website
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Page last reviewed: 16/09/2021


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