Category: Changing Places

Government Launches Fund to Encourage Accessible Service Stations

Motorway service stations invited to apply for a share of £2 million in funding for fully accessible toilets. Department for Transport partnering with Muscular Dystrophy UK to fund new facilities, giving disabled people more confidence travelling on the roads. Investment is a key commitment in the Government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy. [...]

April 11th, 2019

Ross Hovey and the Importance of Changing Places in the Workplace

The Importance The Importance of Changing Places in the Workplace: The Changing Places campaign continues to go from strength to strength, with more public venues understanding the importance of installing fully accessible toilets. This year alone, the government has released £2 million of funding for motorway service stations to install [...]

April 10th, 2019

Discover somewhere new for Disabled Access Day!

What is Disabled Access Day? Disabled Access Day is held this year on the 16th March 2019 and is all about visiting somewhere that you’ve never been to before and trying something new in an atmosphere of cooperation, safety and fun. It’s about places helping to create opportunities, experiences and a warm [...]

March 15th, 2019

BIG NEWS – Government Make Changing Places Changes

BIG NEWS – Government make Changing Places changes with two big announcements in time for Christmas. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced in July 2018 that they were launching a fund of £2 million pounds to be offered to motorway stations across the UK which aims to provide equal access to [...]

December 24th, 2018

A Brighter Vue for Film-Goers Future

A Brighter Vue for Film-Goers Future; First Changing Places Toilet in Dedicated UK Cinema A trip to the cinema; the cornerstone of any date-night, child’s birthday party and the balm for boredom during the long summer holidays. Often combined with restaurants, fast-food, shopping malls and bowling, they are the pumping ventricles of evening [...]

December 3rd, 2018

Dispelling the whispers; Discover how Changing Places can be cost effective

Changing Places Toilets can change lives; allowing access to places most of us take for granted and offering dignity and basic human rights to some of the most vulnerable people. With Ceiling Hoist systems and electrically height adjustable equipment, such as the adult sized Changing Table and often a Washbasin, they [...]

October 12th, 2018

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward; Fleet Services Changing Places Rebuilt After Fire

One step back, two steps forward; Fleet Services Changing Places rebuilt after fire consumes the entire southside services. Over two years ago, OpeMed installed a Changing Places at Welcome Break Fleet Services; the fourth Changing Places toilet that we had assisted with at one of their Motorway Services. OpeMed have a long-standing relationship [...]

October 5th, 2018

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018 OpeMed’s SurveyPlan is a floor plan creation app that allows us to create dimensioned floor plans without actively measuring or drawing. With its Augmented Reality technology, we can capture spaces quickly and create simple layout designs to support your project. Add [...]

August 8th, 2018

Let’s Make Some Noise for Changing Places Awareness Day 2018!

It’s that time of year again! A time for recognition and reflection. Changing Places Awareness Day, the brainchild of Aveso to boost the profile and periphery of the campaign, has come back around for its third annual occurrence. Thursday July 19th is the official day to celebrate the leaps made by the [...]

July 19th, 2018

Changing Places: Changing Lives – Best signposted 2017/8 in Crawley

Ryan Box Changing Places in Crawley County Mall has been voted to have the Best Sign-Posted Changing Places. Changing Places Toilets have been Changing Lives since 2006 and 12 years on, it’s great to see that there are more than 1,100 facilities in the UK. However, with over 1/4 million people in [...]

July 19th, 2018

Changing Places Campaign to be raised in the House of Commons

We are delighted to inform that on Wednesday 27th of June, the Changing Places Campaign was raised in the House of Commons. Paula Sherriff MP put forward a Ten Minute Rule Bill in the around access to Changing Places toilets and the provision for these toilets in the British Standards. This was a [...]

June 26th, 2018

Changing Places takes Centre Court at Wimbledon

In July, the gaze of the Tennis world will be set firmly on England to welcome once more the world’s favourite lawn Grand Slam Tennis Tournament. It has also been the stage for OpeMed’s latest Changing Places project, working alongside the All England Lawn Tennis Club to design, install and maintain Wimbledon’s [...]

June 6th, 2018

Looathon; Pants Down for Equality!

Toilets are not glamorous. As a nation, we tend to look away when such things are brought to attention, or issues are raised. So how do you make people look, to bring attention back to the real problems surrounding accessible toilets? One way is with a Looathon; Pants Down for Equality! Sarah Brisdion is a [...]

May 9th, 2018

Naidex 2018 : How to Make the Most of Your Experience

Returning for an unparalleled 44th year, Naidex cites itself as Europe’s most established trade, professional and public event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment with due cause. Naidex will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 25th – 26th of April. Offering the [...]

April 12th, 2018

Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story

Changing Places are fantastic facilities; an improvement on the standard disabled toilets, they encompass a range of specialist equipment in order to allow people with many different needs to use the loo safely and with dignity. In this article, ‘Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story’ we hope to [...]

March 14th, 2018

Thinking Outside the Box; Modular Changing Places Solutions

Many reservations for installing Changing Places facilities surround limitations in space, particularly in historical and completed buildings. Maintaining focus on purely internal adaptations can really limit what is possible and even halt such a project all together. Thinking Outside the Box But when we think a little outside the box, the solution [...]

March 5th, 2018

OpeMed Brand New ‘Design and Approach to Installing Changing Places’ Guide

The updated BS8300:2018 is now in place.  The British Standard takes the form of guidance and recommendations, and this particular iteration refers directly to Changing Places toilets and what is required to create a fully compliant facility. Of course, nobody wants to be caught out where the standard has introduced new changes, [...]

February 21st, 2018

Changing Places Toilet for Tesco Calne in Wiltshire

OpeMed has partnered with Tesco once again for the installation of a new Changing Places toilet. Following the success of the facilities supplied and installed into the Milton Keynes and Slough stores, a fully compliant Changing Places toilet for Tesco was included in the new Calne store in Wiltshire. Fitted out with [...]

January 16th, 2018