Introduction and Background
Example of a Changing Places Toilet © Changing Places Consortium 2019
Changing Places Toilets offer larger, supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate. These facilities enable people with complex care needs to take part in everyday activities such as travel, shopping, family days out or attending a sporting event.
A network of 187 Changing Places Toilets exists across Scotland but there is no current legislation requiring their provision within buildings.
The introduction of regulations to require Changing Places Toilets in defined types of larger new building would increase the provision of such facilities nationally in a proportionate manner.