The Changing Places Campaign – Making a difference 2018-10-08T09:44:17+00:00
The Changing Places Campaign

The Changing Places Campaign

The Changing Places Campaign

About The Campaign

Changing Places is a campaign for fully accessible toileting facilities for people who are unable to use a standard toilet, making venues of all types more accessible for all.

In the UK, there are 11.4 million disabled people who require accessible toilets and over 230,000 people who need the additional support which Changing Places toilets provide. This can be broken down as follows:

  • 130,000 older people
  • 40,000 people with profound learning disabilities
  • 30,000 people with Cerebral Palsy
  • 13,000 people with acquired brain injury
  • 8,500 people with Multiple Sclerosis
  • 8,000 people with Spina Bifida
  • 500 people with Motor Neurone Disease
Changing Places takes Centre Court at Wimbledon - The Changing Places Campaign

Changing Places useful guides and downloads

What is a Changing Places Toilet?

Changing Places facilities provide more space (12sqm2) and equipment than a DOC-M accessible toilet. This, therefore, provides adequate room for extra equipment such as a Ceiling Hoist, Changing Table, Washbasin, Peninsular Toilet etc. and allows space to accommodate carers to easily help the user.

Click on the interactive map to discover what makes up a Changing Places:

OpeMed is the official sponsor of the Changing Places Campaign, forming 1/2 of the joint venture ‘Aveso‘. We have sponsored the Changing Places Campaign as Aveso since 2013 and will be continuing our support.

With a country-wide team of experts in equipment, room layouts, CAD design and promotion; OpeMed offer clients the full turnkey specification for a Changing Places toilet.

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Changing Places Online Gallery

As the co-sponsor of the Changing Places campaign we proudly have installed our hoisting and changing places equipment into applications such as Airports, Football Stadiums, Hotels and Supermarkets. Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.

Click below to view our Changing Places Online Gallery:

Changing Places Online Gallery

Changing Places Map

There are now well over 1000 fully equipped Changing Places Toilets throughout the UK from Service Stations, to Airports and Leisure Centres.

To find your local Changing Places, the Changing Places consortium has created a useful map that allows you to locate registered Changing Places toilets and plan your journey.

Click below to find a Changing Places near you:

Changing Places Map

Changing Places Campaigners

The Changing Places Campaign is very fortunate in having an increasingly growing network of passionate consortium members, campaigners and supporters.

Stretching UK wide; the Changing Places campaigners work tirelessly to educate and inform people including businesses and politicians of the importance of Changing Places facilities. Find out about some of the key supporters here:

Changing Places Campaigners


Big shout out to South Mimms service station. Made our stop on a very long journey so much easier. It is our first time using a proper changing place, and it really makes a huge difference, especially with the large amount of coat hooks
Dan Cliff, Essex
Thank you #changingplaces… We got up in the very early hours of the morning and leave our son in his onesie knowing we could change him and get him dressed in a much more dignified, clean and less back breaking environment after a good few hours on the road thanks to #Gordanoservices having one of your changing places. Huge thumbs up for a lovely clean open facility, it started our holiday off great.
Katie Punch, Yorkshire
Thank you welcome break hopwood services!
Scott Birch-Horn, Nottingham
Brilliant day out today at Colchester zoo in Essex. There changing place was well equipped and very clean… What a difference to be able to change children in comfort and with dignity.
KT Beagles, Changing Places Campaigner

Changing Places Case Studies

The Changing Places Campaign

Thorpe Park Changing Places

Working with OpeMed, Thorpe Park achieves Changing Places registration and fully compliant facility with the OT200 Ceiling HoistChanging Table and more.

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Wimbledon Changing Places

Just in time for Wimbledon to kick off in 2018, the All England Lawn Tennis Club collaborates with OpeMed therefore creating a Changing Places toilet making centre court inclusive.

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Bristol Cycling Centre Changing Places

Bristol Cycling Centre and Colchester Zoo transform facilities into accessible havens and future-proof their businesses; allowing them to unlock the purple pound and support communities.

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