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 OpeMed’s OT200 Ceiling Hoist, the Mobile Mona Height Adjustable Changing Table and Mobile Privacy Screen as well as other accessories, the toilet was ready to accommodate fully any disabled customers who required a Hoist and Changing Bench or a bit of extra space to use the loo, by opening day.
The opening of the new Tesco Store was met with an animated welcome; live music and the Mayor of Calne Tony Trotman present to cut the ribbon, marking the occasion. Such a response was deserved; the new store has created 200 permanent jobs for local people and provides provision for all customers, able-bodied and disabled, to stay as long as they please.
The Store Manager praised the response – “We’ve been really happy with the response we have had from customers and it was great to see so many people pass through or doors on our opening day.”
The topic of Changing Places in Supermarkets has been a subject of recent scrutiny; Mum on a mission: Laura Moore’s petition for Supermarkets to commit to providing Changing Places toilets in stores within 18 months has reached over 154,000 signatures. Regarding this, it is positive to have assisted in the first steps of moving towards such a goal for Tesco’s, as well as other big Supermarkets.
OpeMed supplied the equipment for and installed the Changing Places toilet at Sainsbury’s Redhill in early October, among several installed in ASDA stores across the country.
Footnote: Keep checking the Changing Places Map, registration expected soon.