Torbay Council is investing in its toilets to enhance its offering to the public, which includes a state of the art Changing Places from Closomat.
The Authority has guaranteed Paignton seafront is now one of the most accessible tourist destinations in the region, after refurbishing its existing Festival Apollo toilet block to become a dedicated ‘disabled’ toilet facility.
The Changing Places is the first of its kind in the area in an open public space, and goes ‘above and beyond’, as it is equipped to ‘best practice’ guidelines under British Standards.
It features a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet in place of a conventional WC, and a height adjustable washbasin, along with the necessary equipment of height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, privacy screen and ceiling track hoist.
Councillor Robert Excell, executive lead for community safety at Torbay Council, commented: “This prime seafront location is ideal for an accessible toilet, and will help meet the needs of people with a disability.
“It represents a total £100,000 investment and is the culmination of efforts by ourselves in conjunction with Torbay Mencap, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Paignton Rotary Club and Preston Rotary Club to fund, design and implement this great facility.”
The Changing Places provides anyone assistance to anyone who needs it when going to the toilet away from home.
Kelvin Grimes, Closomat away from home project manager, added: “Without Changing Places toilets, people who need them either have to curtail their visit in case they need toilet facilities, or simply cannot visit a destination.
“Think about it, we go to the toilet on average eight times a day, so chances are, if you are away from home, you will need to ‘go’. It affects not just the tens of thousands of people who need them, but their carers, families and friends too.”
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