The Changing Places Toilets (CPT) campaign is striving to create accessible toilets for all individuals, regardless of their disability, enabling them to engage in everyday activities such as shopping, attending medical appointments, participating in community life, socializing, and travelling.
CPTs provide life-altering solutions to the challenge of finding clean, safe, and dignified toilet facilities outside of one’s home.
A Changing Places Toilet is larger than a regular accessible WC and is equipped with specialized features including an adjustable changing bench, a peninsula-style toilet, and a ceiling hoist.
CPTs have a transformative impact and play a crucial role in enhancing accessibility and fairness for over 250,000 people in the UK alone.
Here in Bolton, we are committed to ensuring that our services cater to the needs of all individuals in an equitable and unbiased manner.
Our mission is to advocate for equality among our residents, ensuring that everyone is treated with fairness.
The installation of the Changing Places Toilet facility at Bolton Central Library and Museum has been made possible through funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities programme.
Throughout the UK, there are currently over 2027 registered Changing Places Toilets, with approximately 100 new registrations each year.
Councillor Nadeem Ayub, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Culture, commented:
“By introducing these new facilities to the renovated library, Bolton Council demonstrates its unwavering commitment to accessibility for all.
“As an inclusive town, we take the lead in valuing diversity and promoting equality among our residents and visitors.
“We welcome everyone to our venues to enjoy our cultural offerings, and we believe that additional benefits like this enhance the visitor experience.”
For more information about the campaign, please visit www.changing-places.org
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The inclusion of this new facility is part of the £4.43m renovation project for Bolton Central Library, which has been funded by the government’s Towns Fund.
The fund has also supported the extension of a food hall at Bolton Market, the creation of Elizabeth Park, significant improvements to Ashburner Street, and the ongoing conversion of the Wellsprings office building into an innovation hub for start-up businesses.
Together with the development of Moor Lane, this area of Bolton is undergoing a complete transformation as part of the council’s wider plan to revitalize the town center and make it a vibrant and appealing place to live, work, and visit.