Changing Places facilities are a real improvement on standard accessible toilets as they provide a larger floor area of 12m² and additional equipment such as a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a full room coverage ceiling track hoist system, a centrally located toilet bowl with space either side for transfers/assistants and a safe and clean environment.
Changing Places facilities need to meet a certain standard to be registered on our website. This is to ensure that any facility advertised as a Changing Places toilet meets the needs and expectations of the people who use them.
Changing Places must have a minimum floor area of 12m² (3m x 4m) with a ceiling height of 2.4m in order to meet the criteria for full registration.
Changing Places criteria
● Height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench
● Full room coverage ceiling track hoist system
● Adequate space for the user and up to two assistants
● Centrally located toilet bowl with extra space both sides for assistants
● Privacy screen
● Wide paper roll
● Large waste disposal bin
● Washbasin, preferably height adjustable
Please see the CPI Planning, Design, Layout and Equipment Checklist 2021 for planning, design, layout and equipment requirements.
The Changing Places UK Guide provides more detailed information and clarification on dimensions, equipment, and standards.
Register a Changing Places
Register your Changing Places here.
Suppliers of Equipment
Note: No company listed is endorsed by Changing Places Ireland
Elite Healthcare , 1 Swords Enterprise Park , Feltrim Road, Swords, Co Dublin. K67 E984. T: 01 8903932. https://www.elitehealthcare.ie/
Hillrom Ireland, IDA Business Park – Johnstown, Navan, Co. Meath. T: 00353 1413 6005 https://www.hill-rom.ie/ie