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New Changing Places facility now available at New Walk Museum

Published on Friday, January 25, 2019

Changing Places facility at New Walk Museum

NEW toilet facilities for people with profound disabilities have been installed at Leicester’s flagship museum.

The new Changing Places facility at New Walk Museum is wheelchair accessible and offers a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a ceiling track hoist, and plenty of space for carers.

With around 250,000 people in the UK unable to use standard accessible toilets, Changing Places facilities play a key role in making city centres and their attractions open to everyone – and there are now more than 20 Changing Places toilets in Leicester and the surrounding area.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “Changing Places toilets can help make a huge difference to the quality of life for thousands of disabled people.

“Each Changing Places toilet we complete is another step towards ensuring that the city’s attractions are welcoming and accessible to all visitors.

“This brand new facility at New Walk Museum will allow many more people to enjoy a day out at one of Leicester’s most popular visitor attractions.”

As well as a new Changing Places facility, there are also new toilets for everyone visiting New Walk Museum.

Five brand new public toilet cubicles, each including their own wash-basin and hand dryer, are now open, with a new fully accessible toilet for wheelchair users also provided as part of the £190,000 refurbishment.

For more information about the location of Changing Places toilets in Leicester, visit www.leicester.gov.uk/changingplaces