Space to Change Award Criteria
|Specialist equipment needed in a Space to Change
||Requirements to meet the Loo Of the Year Awards Space to Change standard
|An adult sized changing bench (can be upgraded to be wall-mounted, and fully height adjustable to reduce effort and strain for the carer).||A changing bench that must be a minimum length of 1.8m|
|A hoist system.
Can be anything from a floor-mounted mobile transfer system to an X/Y ceiling track that enables finite positioning around the room, over the toilet, bench etc.
|A Hoist system|
|Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and at least one carer||A Space to Change is 7.5m2 (3m x 2.5m)|
|Changing bench paper liner dispenser with paper roll inserted||Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench|
|Grab rails each side of WC, Wash basin & inside door||To meet Equality Act 2010 (DDA)|
|Emergency alarm call||To meet Equality Act 2010 (DDA)|
|A large waste bin for disposable pads||A large waste bin for disposable pads must be provided (50 litre minimum)|
|Washbasin with hot & cold water||Washbasin with hot & cold water|
|A non-slip floor||Not essential|
|A screen or curtain to allow the disabled person and carer some privacy||Not essential|