Changing Places launched in 2006 to campaign for those who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This affects over ¼ million people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. 

To use the toilet in safety and comfort, many people need to be able to access a Changing Places, which has more space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

When the William Merritt Centre relocated in January 2017, this was an important part of the planning process. We are pleased to announce that we have an official Changing Places at the Centre, which is available Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. The Changing Places is available to use on our ground floor and does not require a key.

We have the following equipment in our Changing Places:

  • Bench - Height Adjustable, Adult Sized, Free Standing
  • Hoist - Ceiling , Loop
  • Peninsular Toilet
  • Washbasin Height Adjustable
  • Non Slip Floor
  • Emergency Alarm
  • Privacy Screen
  • Paper Roll
  • Accessible Shower
  • Body Dryer