All change for accessible facilities in Gloucester

Gloucester is set to get two new Changing Places Toilets which are specially adapted for people with severe disabilities.

The new toilets will be at Gloucester Museum and in Gloucester Quays following funding announced of £85,000 from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, after an application by Gloucester City Council.

Changing Places Toilets (CPTs), unlike standard accessible toilets, have an adult changing bench and hoist facilities as well as extra space for carers.

There is currently one at Kings Walk Shopping Centre and at Gloucestershire College. 

Cllr Richard Cook, Leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “I’m delighted that we have been successful in this application and I hope that it will help to make our city more accessible for some of our residents and visitors. It is very important that people with severe disabilities don’t feel unable to come here because we don’t have these crucial provisions in place.”

Owen Acland, Centre Manager at Gloucester Quays, said: “We’re delighted to have received this funding and look forward to being able to provide this fantastic facility for the benefits of our visitors to use.”