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Changing Facilities PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 May 2009 13:10

I have been amazed to find that there really is nowhere to change a person who is physically disabled and unable to use a toilet.

It has often been suggested to me that I lift my son onto a toilet floor to change him, not a great suggestion for someone who is so vulnerable to infection.

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changing facilities?

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currently we think they're pants!

 

Now aged six and rather tall we still just about manage to change Ben when out, the best pit stops we have found locally to us are listed below;

  • On the floor in his van when necessary
  • Mothercare in Castle Mall Norwich has a solid worktop in its baby changing rooms strong enough to change Ben on although he no longer fits on the soft padded area. Having 3 young children I shop there often so I don't feel guilty about using the facilities (yet).
  • Chapelfield Mall Norwich - Upstairs in the dinning terrace there are two baby changing toilets, these have solid workbenches that can take Ben's weight but again he is too long for the soft padded area.
  • Castle Museum Norwich has a disabled toilet with a full sized pull up changing bench which is great for Ben. You don't have to pay to enter the museum to access the cafe, gift shop or toilet. The slight downside is that Ben's wheelchair is quite big so with the changing bench pulled up I have to have the toilet door slightly open to fit myself and Ben in his chair in the room.

The Changing Places website http://www.changing-places.org gives details of full changing facilities in the UK

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2009 20:54