Changing Places are life changing toilet facilities which provide comfort and dignity to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. These amenities enable those with serious impairments to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted.
Located in the Turning Yard, close to the main café, the Changing Places toilet provides a spacious private area with specialist equipment, including a ceiling track hoist, grab rails, height adjustable washbasin, and a wall-mounted adult-sized mobile changing bench.
Martin Jackaman, Founding member of the UK Changing Places Consortium has said “Without a Changing Places facility on hand the lives of those that need it, and that of their families and carers, are severely restricted. People should not have to choose between staying at home and going out for just a couple of hours because the facilities aren’t available for them to be changed in a hygienic, dignified and acceptable space. I’m delighted that Clumber Park can now welcome many more visitors to enjoy their beautiful surroundings”
Steff Rae, Clumber Park’s Visitor Operation & Experience Manager adds “For many families, Changing Places toilets are essential to visit somewhere like Clumber. This new facility will enable people with complex care needs to have a comfortable and happy day out here”
The new Changing Places facility is now available to use and will be open every day from 10.00 – 17.00 and accessible with the users radar key. Users are asked to bring their own strap for the hoist.
The Changing Places unit will complement Clumber Park’s existing accessible offer which includes a lift in the Discovery Centre, powered mobility vehicles, a side by side bike and a wheelchair platform bike. Clumber also has a newly-refurbished accessible Bird Hide and holds an accessible & autism friendly Sensory Nature Club on a Monday morning at 11.00.