03 May Changing Places Toilet Opens at Sbectrwm
The Changing Places toilet facility is now open at Sbectwm. This is great news for those who require specialised toilet facilities. Changing Places toilets are specially adapted with height adjustable beds and mobile hoists and enough space for two carers.
The project has taken three years to reach fruition, and we would like to recognise the huge efforts of Elaine Gee a Vision 21 Board Member who has tirelessly campaigned about the importance of Changing Places within the community. Elaine said,”I am delighted with the installation of the Changing Places at Sbectrwm, as are many others. This will make such a difference to individuals. Without a Changing Places outings are limited to a few short hours or not to go out at all.
Thank you to all who contributed to this much needed facility. Our supporters’ who raised over £2,000 to fund the Changing Places, Hilary Holtam from ABMU Physiotherapy, The Salvation Army, Chair of Vision 21, Alan Pursell and Vision 21’s CEO, Rob Larkins who ran the Cardiff Half Marathon. Thanks to the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust for a grant of £7,500 and ACT Foundation for a grant of £5,000, with the remaining costs contributed by Vision 21. A further appreciation to Dave John, Sbectrwm Caretaker for painting the unit.
Please note that users will need a radar key to access the toilet, if you do not yet have one you can order one online at www.disabilityrightsuk.org. Changing Places are becoming more available, enabling people who require them to visit more places.
To find one near you, visit changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org