Changing Places Accessible Toilet
In Australia standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability or their carers. As a result, carers struggle with choosing between changing their loved-ones on the floors of public toilets or being confined to the four walls of their home. To improve the life for these families and give them better access and inclusion in their community the Changing Places toilets were designed.
Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets. They have extra features and more space to meet needs of people who have very complex mobility issues and require the use of a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system, and accessible toilet with enough space to move around these features. Changing Places toilets are generally locked therefore you will need to apply for an MLAK. The MLAK is a master key that fits into specially designed locks allowing 24 hour a day access to any registered Changing Places facility across Australia. An MLAK will open any approved changing places toilet. You will need to bring your own sling.
You can apply by completing the Changing Places Form and taking it to the front reception staff at Horsham Rural City Council.
Further information can be found on the Changing Places Website