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Changing Places

Changing Place 1Bedford is one of the growing number of towns and cities in the UK which have a ‘Changing Place’.

 

Most accessible disabled persons’ toilets do not meet the needs of many disabled people. However, ‘Changing Places’ toilets provide a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a hoist and plenty of space to meet the requirements of many thousands of people living in the UK today, including an estimated 40,000 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and 24,000 people with a spinal injury.

 

It was funded by the Borough Council through an ‘Aiming High for Disabled Children’ grant and in partnership with Bedford MENCAP. It was officially opened on by Bedford’s Mayor, Dave Hodgson, on 1st July 2011.

 

Bedford’s ‘Changing Place’ is located on the first parking floor of River Street multi-storey car park, close to the disabled persons’ parking spaces, and served by three large lifts. Access to the facility is by means of the ‘Help Point’ on the first parking floor.

Changing Place 2

The ‘Changing Place’ is open during the car park opening hours which are usually:

Monday to Saturday: 7.00am until 8.00pm

Sundays: 9.00am until 6.00pm.

 

For more details of ‘Changing Places’ see MENCAP’s ‘Changing Places’ website.

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