Dinton Pastures Changing Places toilet


People with disabilities visiting Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst can now take a comfort break in ease, thanks to Wokingham Borough Council and its countryside team.

Part of the £27,000 cost of the new specially designed Changing Places toilet was raised by community effort and council staff – led by countryside co-ordinator Chris Buggy who cycled the equivalent of the height of Everest.

The new high tech facility boasts a shower, hoist, changing table with adjustable height, and is part of the Radar Key Scheme so is available at all times when people with disabilities and their carers need it.

Changes Places are a national toilet standard designed for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury.

They often need extra facilities to allow them to use public toilets comfortably. Changing Places toilets offer the specialised features and additional space to meet these needs.

There are two other Changing Places toilets in Wokingham, but Dinton Pasture’s is the first with Radar key access.

April 15, 2013 |

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