Local authorities in England are being asked to submit expressions of interest for round two of the Government’s Changing Places Fund allocation, which will make up to £6.5 million available for the development of accessible facilities across the country in 2023. In 2020, a major change to statutory guidance in England made it compulsory to include a Changing Places toilet in certain new, publicly accessible buildings. In summer 2021, the Changing Places Fund awarded £30 million in funding to help local authorities substantially increase the number of Changing Places toilets in every part of the country. But what is a Changing Places toilet – and who needs one? Read on for our guide to these important facilities.
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