Looking to install a Changing Place but not sure which supplier to go with?
As demand for Changing Places increases across the UK, it is important to know which suppliers can help you install a registered facility, whether that is in an existing building or a modular unit.
There are a range of different review sites available to review previous customer experiences, but it’s important to remember that no one site can provide a comprehensive and completely accurate assessment of your prospective supplier.
When looking for a service, the majority of us will turn to Google and its Google My Business review scores to help us decide who to go with. However in the case of finding a Changing Place supplier, there is an easier option.
By contacting the Changing Place Consortium, they can provide you with a list of the top 10 suppliers within the UK, all of whom they have worked with to deliver compliant facilities. This blog looks at each of those suppliers, detailing where they are based and what type of Changing Place service they can provide.
Best UK Changing Place Suppliers
Spare a few minutes to review the main Changing Place suppliers in the UK, and you will see that they each have something unique to offer.
Some installers offer a complete package that includes designing and installing standard and modular Changing Places, as well as hygiene rooms for schools.
Others are more specialist in supplying a particular type of Changing Place.
Not sure which type of Changing Place you should get? Click here to book a consultation with Innova’s Changing Places team!
Once you have done all the research and investigation you need and made the decision to install a Changing Place, it’s time to start the process of vetting which supplier you would want to choose to take on your project.
Using information from the listed suppliers’ websites, this blog details what each of the main UK Changing Place suppliers offer in terms of their service and where they are based.
Advice from Innova – Make sure you ask prospective contractors if they work in your area before diving into the vetting process!
Accessoloo are the only disability-led organisation in Northern Ireland that provide Changing Places for hire for pop-up events, or as a long term solution as a standard or modular facility.
Offering good job opportunities for the disabled community, with over 75% of their workforce having a disability, Accessoloo’s aim is to create facilities that meet their own needs – and subsequently the needs of many (often overlooked) event attendees.
Using their lived experiences, they educate clients and others on the barriers their employees face on a daily basis and find accessible solutions to help their clients improve the accessibility of their services.
Changing Places Service – Design and install standard and modular Changing Places as well as offering to hire facilities for pop-up events.
Office Base – 8 Riverdale Lane, Saintfield County Down, Northern Ireland, BT24 7JG.
With over 25 years’ experience, Astor Bannerman are experts in the design and manufacture of specialist bathing, patient handling and Changing Places equipment.
Their aim is to make the provision of a Changing Places toilet facility seamless and easy, starting with free impartial advice and continuing, through every stage of design, supply, installation and maintenance of all the items needed.
With a reputation for high quality products, their care equipment range includes bathing systems, ceiling and mobile hoists and shower and changing equipment which are designed to help disabled people with their daily routine.
In 2013, Astor Bannerman & OpeMed set up a platform called Aveso to sponsor the Changing Places campaign and lead on the installation of Changing Places facilities. The campaign evolved from the need to raise awareness and encourage public venues to install toilets which are accessible to those with additional needs.
Changing Places Service – Design and install standard and modular Changing Places as well as manufacturing Changing Places equipment.
Office Base – Astor Bannerman, The Elephant Works, Andoversford Link, Cheltenham GL54 4LB.
Founded in 1962 by Robert Willan, Closomat has become Britain’s biggest provider of fully accessible toilets, in domestic environments and ’away from home’, including a substantial number of Changing Places facilities, and their smaller counterpart, Space to Change toilets.
They have a vision to enable everyone to deal with their intimate toileting needs with as much style, independence, dignity and control as possible, at home and away, however big or small the space.
Closomat provides in-house design, advice, supply, installation, commissioning, project management and maintenance across the ambit of accessible toileting equipment, including the Closomat wash and dry (automatic) toilet.
Changing Places Service – Design and install standard Changing Places, Space to Change facilities and hygiene rooms.
Office Base – Closomat Limited, Building 1, Brooklands Place, Brooklands Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 3SD.
Design Healthcare Ltd
For over 20 years, Design Healthcare have provided specialist brands and innovative products to the healthcare market, as well as offering complete guidance and service to create compliant Changing Places across the UK.
Using their in-house chartered surveyor and registered access consultant with 15+ years experience in creating accessible environments, Design Healthcare offer a full design, specification and project management service for your Changing Places project.
As we know, every Changing Place installation is individual and hence offer a bespoke, tailored solution through close consultation with the interested party, to ensure that they can deliver an end result that everyone is happy with.
Changing Places Service – Design and install standard Changing Places as well as supplying Changing Places equipment.
Office Base – Design Healthcare Limited, 8 Oxford Square, Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS24 7DP.
Inclusive Care Solutions
An independent provider of specialist patient handling and mobility equipment, Inclusive Care Solutions have over 37 years experience in the care sector.
Sourcing the best products from the leading manufacturers, they are experts in consultation, design and installation of Changing Places, offering turnkey solutions to assist with your requirements. They also provide services for hygiene rooms in schools and wet rooms for domestic environments.
Covering the whole of the UK, their team aim to help their clients make informed choices to improve day-to-day living and safely maintain independence for as long as possible.
Changing Places Service – Design and install standard Changing Places, hygiene rooms and wet rooms.
Office Base – 11 Ermin Park, Brockworth, Gloucestershire, GL3 4BD.
Changing Places Podcast
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Established in 1954, Pressalit are a Danish privately owned company that design and produce accessible bathrooms and height-adjustable kitchens for people with reduced mobility. This has led them to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium bathroom solutions, with offices around the world, including in the UK.
Delivering solutions for Changing Places toilets on an international scale, Pressalit typically supply two out of the four main aids that a Changing Place toilet must include.
Whether it is an adult changing bench or a height-adjustable wash basin, all their products are developed with the user in mind; meaning user-friendliness, design, hygiene and safety.
As leaders in accessible bathroom solutions and aids, they play a huge role in supplying equipment to increase the number of Changing Places toilets not just across the UK, but all over the world.
Changing Places Service – Design and supply equipment solutions for Changing Places toilets in the UK and around the world.
Office Base – Pressalit Limited, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP.
Prism Medical UK
As a group, Prism Medical UK have over 30 years experience in developing and supplying moving, handling and bathing equipment, with a goal of improving the quality of life of those with disabilities and their caregivers.
From manufacturing a range of products such as ceiling track hoist systems, Prism Medical UK are well known for supplying specialist healthcare equipment for Changing Places toilets, offering full assessments, installation, training, servicing and repair of those products.
With one of the largest teams of experienced installation engineers in the UK, operating from regional service centres across the country, Prism Medical UK’s are able to provide cost-effective solutions for tight budgets as well as premium options to suit a client’s specific Changing Place requirements.
Changing Places Service – Manufacture, design and supply equipment solutions for Changing Places toilets in the UK.
Office Base – Prism Medical UK, North Regional Service Centre and Head Office, Unit 4, Jubilee Business Park, Jubliee Way, Grange Moor, Wakefield WF4 4TD.
Rise Adaptations Limited
RISE is a specialist contractor on a mission to make the UK accessible for all. Working nationwide, they help organisations across all sectors to enhance their disabled provision with Changing Places, sensory rooms, and modular home extensions.
Whether it is adapting an existing space or installing a new modular facility, RISE have the expertise and equipment to deliver a Changing Places toilet that supports the needs of every user, whilst meeting the criteria of BS 8300.
Not only are they established providers of Changing Places facilities, they also work with Access for All UK to deliver accessibility consultancy, training, audits and free Changing Places seminars.
Changing Places Service – Design and install both standard and modular Changing Places facilities as well as delivering training and free seminars.
Office Base – Rise Adaptations Limited, Sidings Court, Doncaster DN4 4NU.
For more than 15 years, Wealden Rehab have been care equipment specialists for OTs, care homes, hospitals, schools, architects and councils across the UK.
Their innovative range of healthcare equipment is designed to provide comfort, support and pressure management – while balancing budget, maintenance and ease of use.
Wealden Rehab are important providers of Changing Places toilets, helping to equip and install facilities across the UK. Recently they were involved in the completion of what was to be the 1,000th Changing Place in the UK.
From assessment and quotation through to ongoing training and maintenance, Wealden Rehab pride themselves on efficient support that helps meet the needs of users and carers.
Changing Places Service – Design and install Changing Places facilities as well as supplying specialist healthcare equipment.
Office Base – Wealden Rehab, 113 Hopewell Drive, Chatham, Kent ME5 7NP.
Innova Care Concepts
Innova Care Concepts provide cutting-edge healthcare equipment and professional services to create environments that meet the evolving and adapting needs of the care sector, helping to enhance the quality of life where care is provided.
They have proudly worked with the Changing Places campaign for over 10 years, working alongside architects, local authorities and business owners to install over 100 Changing Places in public places across the UK.
Every Innova Changing Places package includes all the required equipment as standard. Their team design, equip and install both standard and modular Changing Places to meets the needs of every user, ensuring every box is ticked for BS 8300-2:2018 regulations.
In addition, they also provide free CPDs and webinars to help raise awareness and understanding of Changing Places and why they are needed.
Whether it’s for a shopping centre, football stadium, or a leisure centre, they provide completely bespoke solutions to any building that needs a Changing Place.
Changing Places Service – Design and install standard and modular Changing Places as well as hygiene rooms for SEN schools.
Office Base – Rofta House, Rudgate, Thorp Arch, Wetherby, Leeds LS23 7QA.
Using the approved list compiled by the Changing Places Consortium, this blog has highlighted each of the main Changing Place suppliers in the UK.
From supplying specialist equipment for a Changing Place to providing a complete installation package, each company listed have their own unique offering and services.
Most importantly however, they all help to ensure that more Changing Places toilets are installed in the areas where they are most needed, helping to improve accessibility in venues across the UK.
Want to know more about how to install a Changing Place in your venue? Get in touch with the Innova Changing Places team today!