Enware and the Changing Places initiative

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6 August 2015
Enware and the Changing Places initiative
Enware and the Changing Places initiative

Enware is involved in the “Changing Places” initiative which aims to expand the area and the facilities available within an accessible toilet to accommodate the changing needs of people, particularly adults, with severe disabilities.

At present existing accessible bathrooms do not fully cater for children and adults with profound disabilities. Often the process of caring for a person with a significant disability within a public bathroom has proved to be very humiliating and degrading with carers often left with no option but to change people on the floor of public bathrooms. Not only is this unhygienic and undignified but from a practical perspective it may also put the carer in a position where they could strain or injure themselves.

A Changing Places toilet must provide a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system, space for a person with a disability, two carers as well as a non-slip floor in a safe and clean environment. Enware’s Nursing Bench is an ideal addition for a “Changing Places” accessible bathroom.

Currently there are 6 changing places bathrooms in Victoria being rolled out during 2015. Some of these are in high profile locations such as Rod Laver Arena, MCG and Melbourne Zoo.

For more information go to:  http://www.enware.com.au/estore/category.aspx?id=2932&FolderID=26.

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