City Hall Changing Places
City Hall Changing Places launch day attended by Innova and Muscular Dystropy UK (MDUK). Pictured left to right: Alice Black (MDUK), Michael Wood (Innova), Derek Oliver (Innova) & Karen Hoe (MDUK).

Healthcare equipment provider Innova Care Concepts has been helping the Greater London Authority (GLA) take steps to enhance accessibility at City Hall by installing a brand new Changing Places toilet.

Open to staff and the public during working hours, the new toilets will be accessible from the main reception area, helping cater for disabled employees and visitors with complex care needs who require carer support, appropriate equipment, and more space.

Over 250,000 people in the UK require access to a Changing Places facility, as standard accessible toilets are unable to meet their care needs.

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.City Hall London

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Changing Place supplier, Innova Care Concepts, supplied and installed the new facility, including specialist healthcare equipment such as an overhead hoist system, helping to eliminate the need to lift a person manually, reducing the strain on carers’ backs and the risk of injury to the person being transferred.

Mary Harpley, Chief Officer, Greater London Authority: “Toilets are a vital public service and can help to shape the experience of the capital for those who live and work here and for those visiting. I am pleased that the new City Hall now has a ‘Changing Places’ toilet available for staff and visitors, improving accessibility for people with a range of complex care needs.”

Karen Hoe OBE, Changing Places Manager, Muscular Dystrophy UK: “As co-chair of the Changing Places Toilet Consortium, Muscular Dystrophy UK is thrilled that the new home of City Hall is inclusive to both staff and members of the public. It’s fantastic to see the Greater London Authority’s ongoing commitment to accessibility and inclusion, as City Hall has moved from its previous venue that also had a Changing Places toilet.

“The Changing Places Consortium has been campaigning for more of these essential facilities nationwide to meet the needs of more than 250,000 people in the UK who are entirely dependent on them for their basic toileting needs once they leave the home.”

Derek Oliver, Changing Places Manager, Innova Care Concepts: “It is vital that local authorities acknowledge the need for more Changing Places so it is great to see City Hall setting a great example for others to follow. By including this new facility, the Greater London Authority are not only enhancing accessibility for their staff, they are also helping provide more accessible toilets in East London for the public to use.”

Innova Care Concepts recently helped Lloyds Banking Group enhance accessibility for visitors by installing a new modular Changing Place.

City Hall Changing Places toilet

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