Public toilets

Accessible 'Changing Places' toilets

We received funding from the government Levelling Up fund to provide Changing Places toilets at different locations across the borough of Rochdale.

Find a Changing Places toilet

Our Changing Places toilets can be found at:

You'll need a RADAR key to use a Changing Places toilet

Changing Places toilets are designed to be used by people with disabilities and their carers. However, they are available for use by anyone who has a RADAR key.

What are Changing Places toilets?

Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets. Lots of people with disabilities cannot use standard accessible toilets and need the additional equipment or space you get in a Changing Places toilet.

Changing Places toilets should include:

  • An adult-sized changing bench you can lift up and down.
  • Wide disposable paper roll to cover the bench.
  • A built-in hoist system, or a mobile hoist if this is not possible.
  • Space in the changing area for the person with a disability and up to 2 personal assistants.
  • A toilet with room on either side for personal assistants.
  • A screen or curtain to give the person with a disability and their assistants some privacy.
  • A large waste bin for disposable pads.
  • Non-slip flooring.