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Changing Places Toilets

The University of Warwick is leading the way by having 6 Changing Places facilities across our campuses and is one of only a few Universities to have any, promoting independence and choice for disabled people with complex needs. Over a 1/4 million people in the UK need Changing Places Toilets to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities which many of us take for granted. To use a toilet in safety and comfort, these people need to be able to access a Changing Places Toilet, which has more space and the right equipment, including a height-adjustable changing bench, a peninsular toilet with space on either side and a ceiling hoist. Previously, students who needed these facilities would have only been able to access the toilet in their own bedroom on campus.

The University has already installed 2 Changing Places facilities in the Sports and Wellness Hub, 1 in IBRB on Gibbet Hill campus, 1 in Warwick Arts Centre, a smaller Space to Change in the Mathematical Sciences Building with a wash & dry toilet and has 1 more under construction within the Faculty of Arts new building to be completed in 2021. Across the whole country in 2019, there were only 18 Changing Places registered in pubs and restaurants. We have a total of 6 already and are considering some other locations, such as our Wellesbourne Campus.

Locations and Facilities

All of these facilities require a RADAR key for entry. You can get further information about the RADAR key scheme from the RADAR website.

Users must provide their own slings for the hoists. The sling compatibility type is listed under the hoist column. Hoists are for assisted use only, not for independent transfer. Please read the safety information, including safe working loads, in each facility before use.

Locations and details of all the Changing Places Facilities on campus.
Type Location Hoist? (Sling) Toilet Type? Changing Bench? Shower? Height Adjustable Sink? RADAR Key? 360 Photo Link
CP Sports and Wellness Hub (dry side) - lower ground floor Yes (loop) Peninsular - standard Yes Yes Yes - electric Yes SWHd photo (coming soon)
CP Sports and Wellness Hub (wet side) - upper ground floor Yes (loop) Peninsular - standard Yes Yes Yes - electric Yes SWHw photo (coming soon)
CP Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) [Gibbet Hill Campus] - basement Yes (loop) Peninsular - standard Yes Yes Yes - electric Yes IBRB photo (coming soon)
CP Warwick Arts Centre - ground floor [Opening soon!] Yes (loop) Peninsular - standard Yes Yes Yes - electric Yes WAC photo
STC Mathematical Sciences Building - ground floor Yes (loop) Corner - Geberit Wash&Dry Yes Yes No Yes MSB photo
CP Faculty of Arts - [Under construction, complete in 2021] Yes (loop) Peninsular - standard Yes Yes Yes Yes FOA photo (coming soon)

Key: CP = Changing Places (large room at least 3m x 4m); STC = Space to Change (smaller than CP); Peninsular = space either side of the toilet (useful for assisted transfer); Corner = toilet in the corner of the room (useful for independent use).

For more information about the Changing Places Facilities on Campus, contact the Estates Accessibility Team using accessibility at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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For more information about the Changing Places Facilities on Campus, contact the Estates Accessibility Team using accessibility at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Jenny showing Chris how the hoist works

Jenny Wheeler, Accessibility Officer, showing Provost Chris Ennew how the hoist works in one of the Sports and Wellness Hub Changing Places, as part of Changing Places Awareness Day 2019.