Grimsby Leisure Centre, a new £8.4 million facility in North East Lincolnshire, is the second venue in the borough to feature a Changing Places room, to offer more space and equipment for people who need a carer’s help for their personal hygiene.
Clos-o-Mat supplied the Changing Places facility fully equipped with a peninsular toilet, height adjustable washbasin, privacy screen, hoist and adult-sized changing bench.
Under current building guidelines and legislation, Changing Places toilets are now ‘desirable’ in any building to which the public has access.
The company also supplied a smaller hygiene room, which includes similar equipment, that will double as a first aid room.
Both rooms are strategically located on the ground floor, within the main changing village for the pool, and are complimented by a conventional disabled changing facility on the first floor and conventional accessible toilets on both floors.
By supplying the appropriate facilities throughout the new centre, disabled people can make use of the competition standard swimming pool, gym, fitness suite, sauna and steam room.
Kelvin Grimes, Clos-o-Mat’s Changing Places/hygiene rooms project manager, commented: “ We go to the toilet on average eight times a day, so the chances are if you are away from home, you will need to access a toilet. Tens of thousands of people who need a carer’s help for their personal care find that conventional accessible toilets are not suitable: they need additional equipment and more space.
Changing Places toilets and hygiene rooms mean they can make use of a facility, that previously they either could not have enjoyed, or guests are now able to stay longer when previously they would have had to curtail their trip.”
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