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Changing Places In Derbyshire


Many disabled people cannot use standard accessible toilets as they need more space for manoeuvring and assistance. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

CHANGING PLACES toilets are larger than accessible toilets and designed for dependent use, for example with a carer. They have lots of space and specialised equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist. They are also clean and provide a safe environment.

They allow people with complex and multiple disabilities to enjoy community life and days out with their family and friends in the same way as everyone else.

Without these facilities, the alternative is to cut short an outing or change the person in a potentially unhygienic location and undignified fashion.


Currently there are ten changing places toilets in Derbyshire:

- Shipley Country Park at Heanor

- The Genesis Centre at Alfreton

- Carter Lane Day Centre, Shirebrook

- Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock

- Queens Park Leisure Centre, Chesterfield

- Westfield Centre in Derby City

- The Hub, South Normanton

- Parkwood Day Centre, Alfreton

- County Hall, Matlock

- Elvaston Castle, Derby

- Cromford Meadows, Cromford, Nr Matlock

- Ashbourne Library, Ashbourne

- Oakland Village, Swadlincote

In addition, the following four facilities are available for use by the public by phoning in advance (see contact details on the PDF leaflets in the related documents section of the webpage below) although they do not meet the full Changing Places specification:

- Alderbrook Day Centre, Chinley

- Bankcroft Centre, Ashbourne

- Outlook Centre, Long Eaton

- Whitemoor, Belper

Derbyshire County Council has a mobile CHANGING PLACES toilet which is available for use at events and venues around the county. Any group or organisation wishing to hire it for an event can contact Vicky Thornber on 01629 532329 for more information.

You may need a RADAR key to access some of our CHANGING PLACES toilets.

Address details Derbyshire County Council County Offices Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3AG
Telephone 01629 533190 Website address

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