New Changing Places facility opens in South Norfolk

Changing places toilet whitlingham country park

On 19 March a new Changing Places Toilet was opened at Whitlingham Country Park. The new facility will allow people with severe disabilities to enjoy the park.

South Norfolk Council contributed £40,000 towards the project, with a further £10,000 provided by The Broad Authority and the remainder funded by the park itself.

South Norfolk Council's Cabinet Member, Cllr Lisa Overton-Neal, said:

“This additional resource means that everyone regardless of their disability and access needs can visit the park and use the facilities safely and comfortably.”

The new toilets include a height adjustable changing bench, a peninsular toilet and a ceiling hoist.

Cllr Overton-Neal added:

“Around 250,000 people in the UK need these facilities to be able to go out and do activities that most people take for granted. I am delighted we are able to support this project, which will ensure people with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities can use the toilets hygienically and with dignity.”

The Changing Places Toilet is situated in the Flint Barn Café car park alongside the existing toilets.

The Changing Places Campaign has been running in the UK since 2005 run by a consortium of not-for-profit organisations.

Published: 20 March 2024