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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