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Changing Places toilets

Changing Places toilets

Middlesbrough has a number of purpose-built Changing Places toilets for disabled people. Changing Places toilets are bigger than standard wheelchair accessible toilets, which don't provide changing benches or hoists, and are too small to accommodate a wheelchair user and more than one carer.

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, need extra facilities to allow them to use toilets comfortably.

What's in a Changing Places toilet?


A Changing Places toilet is larger than a standard accessible toilet and is equipped with:

  • height adjustable changing bench/trolley
  • ceiling track hoist
  • adequate space for a disabled person and up to two carers
  • centrally placed toilet with grab bars
  • privacy screen/curtain
  • wide paper roll to cover the bench
  • shower
  • slip resistant floor

You can find out more on the official Changing Places website or by calling us on 01642 065070.



Changing Places toilets are located at:

  • Albert Park
  • Cumberland Resource Centre
  • James Cook University Hospital
  • Middlesbrough Bus Station (Currently closed)
  • Middlesbrough Sports Village
  • Myplace (Customs House)
  • Neptune Centre
  • Newham Grange Farm
  • North Ormesby Resource Centre
  • Rainbow Centre
  • Riverside Park
  • Stewart Park
  • The Orchard resource centre

Find out more about the facilities available at each venue.



Most Changing Places toilets are unlocked using a Radar key or by staff at the venue. You can apply for a Radar key if you need one.

The Changing Places toilet at Middlesbrough bus station is unlocked using a special fob. To get one, you'll need to join the membership scheme. You can get an information pack containing an application form from the Contact Centre by calling 01642 245432. You'll need to provide two forms of ID to apply for membership.