Have your say on new mobile accessible changing units
Thu, February 10, 2022
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is asking individuals and organisations to have their say on plans to purchase two new mobile accessible changing units.
Made possible by COVID Recovery funding from Department for Communities and DAERA, the facilities will meet Changing Places requirements and offer more space, a changing bench and/or electronic hoist.
An open outdoor consultation event will take place at Cloonavin in Coleraine (66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY) on Wednesday 16th February 2022 from 11am – 2pm where different models will be on display.
Standard accessible toilets are suitable for some individuals with disabilities or invisible disabilities, but this is not always the case meaning many people and families must carefully choose where to visit or which event to attend based on the availability of suitable toilet provision.
While Council currently makes provision at some events, the purchase of these units aims to increase inclusivity at a greater number of events and visitor sites across the Borough.
The consultation will highlight three available options:
- Trailer style – unit fixed to trailer
- Van driven
- Portable cabin – can be loaded onto a flat-bed trailer
Each option offers its own advantages and Council wants to gather feedback on the most suitable type and where they should be located.
Interested parties are invited to attend the event on February 16th to view option 1 and 2, along with images of option 3.
The units will be situated in the upper part of the staff car park, which will be closed off to all other vehicles. If anyone attending has specific access requirements, please contact email@example.com in advance.
Alternatively, you can complete the questionnaire which is available below and return it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 3pm on Monday 28th February 2022. Your input will help support the purchase of the units.
Alternatively, you can ring Geraldine Wills on 0786 460 5684.
All responses received will be treated accordingly under the GDPR.
It is intended that the provision of the mobile units will run on a trial period for six months. Participants in the consultation will be informed when the units are installed. Due to their mobile nature, Council would intend to change their locations regularly and in response to need with details advertised in advance.