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The Importance Of Registering Your Changing Places Toilet

Have you installed a Changing Places facility and are now ready to open it to the public? Be sure to register it first! This blog breaks down the importance of registering your Changing Places toilet.

Benefits of Registering Your Changing Places Toilet

It’s brilliant having a Changing Places facility but what’s the use if nobody knows it’s there? The Changing Places Consortium are the only organisation that holds a complete list of every Changing Places toilet in the UK so it’s essential that you register your facility with them.

Registering your Changing Places toilet has a variety of benefits for Changing Places users, carers, and your business.

Registering your Changing Places toilet allows it to be put on the Official ‘CPT’ Map in which users in your local area can find you. This map is a vital planning tool for people that use Changing Places facilities, their carers and families.

Not only does registering your Changing Places toilet show users where you are but it also highlights that your facility meets the expected standard of a Changing Places toilet – that way people planning a trip nearby know what to expect.

Being able to plan a day out is absolutely vital for people with profound and complex disabilities, often their days revolve around access to facilities and equipment that they need. The ‘CPT’ map and registration list allow people to thoroughly plan their days out, taking the stress away of whether or not there will be accessible facilities nearby.

Without registration, people don’t know you have a Changing Places toilet!

Sure, it’s essential for those who are looking at travelling further afield, planning days out. But it’s important to recognise that planning goes into trips as small as going to the supermarket or school. When leaving the house, Changing Places users, their carers or family members can check where the nearest Changing Places toilet is to their destination.

Constantly working towards a more accessible country.

Another great benefit that registering your Changing Places toilet has is marketing. Something we may not have initially thought of. But marketing your Changing Places facility, in turn, markets your business. Not only that but markets your business as an accessible and inclusive organisation.

The Changing Places toilet map provides another platform for your business to appear on.

Marketing your Changing Places toilet is a vital part of installing one. Don’t overlook registering your toilet as part of your marketing efforts as it’s one of the easiest ways to let people know you have a Changing Places facility available.

Want to learn more about how to market your Changing Places facility?
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What Changing Places Can Be Registered?

Only toilets that fit with the Changing Places Consortium’s guidelines can be registered.

It’s vital when thinking of installing a Changing Places that you consider the appropriate provider. One that aligns with the criteria set out by the Consortium.

Whether it be a modular facility or Changing Places adaptation, your toilet must meet the standards of the Consortium and BS8300.

There are a number of things that make a Changing Places facility.

  • They must be an extra facility, in addition to toilets for independent use.
  • They must provide sufficient equipment for those with complex needs.
  • There must be adequate space for a user and up to two carers.

 

Where Can We See More Changing Places?

The ‘CPT’ Map is ever-growing, however, the Consortium are eager to establish more registered Changing Places facilities throughout the UK. Particularly in:

  • Transport Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Local Authorities
  • Sports and Music Venues
  • Galleries and Museums
  • The National Trust

You can find out how to get involved in the Changing Places Consortiums efforts here.

 

What Can RISE Do?

Choosing RISE as your supplier means you automatically get a facility that meets standards and can be registered right away.

At RISE, we are aware of the importance of registering your Changing Places facility and work with clients to make sure the whole process of installation, including registration, is done properly and in accordance with the Changing Places Consortium.

It is our priority to make sure businesses are informed throughout the process and we combine our specialist knowledge of Changing Places and construction to deliver a turnkey service for our customers.

The importance of a Changing Places facility within an establishment is second to none, so be aware that without registering it, it holds little relevance to those who are planning ahead.

We have largely aided the Consortium’s effort to install more Changing Places facilities throughout the UK. You can read some of our recent case studies here.

 

Get In Touch

Want to understand more about the importance of registering your Changing Places toilet? Let us know!

Call us on 07729 224 738

Or drop us a line at hello@riseadapt.co.uk

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