Changing Places UK

31st August 2023

2023 Shortlisted Nominee
Community Organisation Award: Disability

Established in 2005, the Changing Places Consortium is a group of organisations and individuals who work individually to support the rights of people with disabilities and come together as the home of the Changing Places Campaign in the UK. At the heart of the campaign is the call for Changing Places toilets to be installed in all big public spaces so that people can access their community. Put simply, they want to see Changing Places Toilets installed in all public venues, so that everyone, regardless of their access needs or disability or reliance on the assistance of carers or specialist equipment, can use a toilet facility with dignity and hygienically. After campaigning for 15 years, there are now nearly 2000 changing places toilets across the UK. This extraordinary campaign has also influenced government to offer £30 million funding to over 200 local authorities to install more facilities.