We are proud to announce that the Galleries is home of a specialist Changing Places facility which offers extra features and more space in order to cater for all members of the community including the profoundly disabled.
People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis -often need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. Our Changing Places facilities will help make the Galleries and Washington accessible to people who may not have been able to visit otherwise.
Mike Le-Surf, Changing Places Development Officer at MENCAP comments: “There is growing momentum behind Changing Places and the importance of making public places accessible to the whole community. We now have more than 800 Changing Places toilets nationwide and the shopping centre industry, in particular, is leading the way with almost 50 UK shopping centres now providing these more advanced facilities within the heart of local communities.”