PEOPLE in Middlesbrough are being asked to suggest places which might benefit from the installation of a Changing Places toilet.

Changing Places toilets are 3m x 4m and are larger than a standard wheelchair accessible toilet and offer a ceiling track hoist, changing bed, a shower and plenty of room for carers and family members to assist adults and children with physical disabilities.

They make a huge difference to families being able to enjoy going out together and provide a dignified toilet facility for those with disabilities.

Middlesbrough has more than ten Changing Places Toilets in a variety of locations including leisure centres, day centres, My Place, Middlesbrough Bus Station, Riverside Stadium, James Cook Hospital, Stewart Park and the latest installation being at Newham Grange Farm.

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Middlesbrough Council has looked at various locations for Changing Places over a number of years to find ideal sites such as these, however sometimes a site which would otherwise be appropriate can be held back by a lack of space.

The Government recently announced a £30 million fund for local authorities to increase the number of Changing Places toilets across the country.

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