Chorley toilet opens with disabled facilities

New: Rosemary and Hollie McLean and Kathryn Ryan
New: Rosemary and Hollie McLean and Kathryn Ryan
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A custom-made toilet and changing facility for people with disabilities has opened at Chorley Town Hall.

The Changing Places toilet and changing facility is the first of its kind in Chorley town centre.

It will cater for people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities and people with severe disabilities who need the support of at least one carer.

It has been installed by Chorley Council with funding support from Lancashire County Council, after it was made aware of the lack of facilities in the town centre by Changing Places campaigner, Rosemary McLean.

She attended the launch with her daughter, Hollie, and Hollie’s carer, Kathryn Ryan.

The toilet is larger than a standard accessible toilet and is equipped with a height adjustable changing bench/trolley, a ceiling track hoist, space for a disabled person and two carers, a centrally placed toilet with grab bars, a privacy screen, a wide paper roll to cover the bench and a slip resistant floor.