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Changing Places Toilet, Hygiene Room and Space to Change National Awards & UK Trophies sponsor Cos-o-Mat is Britain’s leading supplier for disabled toileting solutions for in and out of the home.

Clos-o-Mat is Britain’s leading and biggest supplier for disabled toileting solutions for in and out of the home.

With over 55 years’ experience in the market, it is aware of the importance of appropriate toilet facilities, and how they impact on disabled people’s ability to enjoy and participate in life.

Clos-o-Mat has been Britain’s leader in enabling disabled people to undertake their personal hygiene with dignity and independence for half a century. It thus uniquely understands people’s need for appropriate toilet facilities away from home.

Clos-o- Mat has thus been a leading player in promoting Changing Places and their counterpart Space to Change facilities for several years.

Changing Places, installed in addition to conventional wheelchair-accessible toilets, have more space- a minimum 12m2- to accommodate a disabled person, wheelchair and up to two carers, and, as standard include an adult-sized height-adjustable changing bench, hoist and privacy screen, as well as a peninsular toilet and washbasin. Under the 2013 Building Regulations Approved Document M, it is now ‘desirable’ to include a hygiene room/Changing Places toilet.

More than 800 Changing Places toilets have already been opened at venues across the UK, many of which have been supplied by Clos-o-Mat. Car parks to shopping centres and every public environment in between are reporting seeing an increase in visitor numbers, and positive feedback, as a result of having installed a Changing Places toilet, especially when they have further included a Clos-o-Mat ‘wash and dry’ (automatic) toilet in place of a conventional WC.

Hygiene rooms are Changing Places equivalents, but are not open to the general public, so are usually found in educational buildings, or ‘members only’ type organisations.

However, through its work with Changing Places campaigners, Clos-o-Mat was aware that often, available space and/or cost are limiting factors in venues’ ability to install a Changing Places. Hence Space To Change evolved. A Space To Change facility capitalises on the existing wheelchair-accessible toilet, and just requires this to be at least 7.5m2, and include an adult-sized changing bench and hoist.

Clos-o-Mat- supports its equipment with comprehensive, in-house design advice, installation, commissioning and on-going service & maintenance, helping ensure Britain’s 11million registered disabled people can undertake their personal hygiene needs, in and out of the home, in the most appropriate environment.

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