The Eden Project has become the latest big-name attraction to install a Changing Places toilet. The toilet, in the visitors centre, includes a height-adjustable changing bench, a hoist, shower and space for a disabled person and up to 2 carers.
The 13-square metre toilet has been funded by the Aiming High programme. Vicki Allan, Cornwall Council’s disabled children short break development manager said: “Aiming High for Disabled Children has been working with Eden and a range of different providers for the last three years to promote accessibility and inclusion for disabled children and young people. “This new Changing Places toilet is a great example of how we’ve worked together to provide accessible opportunities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.” The facility was officially unveiled on May 23, and the opening ceremony included families of children with accessibility needs.
One of those who took part, Rachel George, who attended with her 4-year-old son, Adam, said: “A facility like this makes the difference between visiting somewhere for a couple of hours and being able to stay for a day. It’s fabulous.”