Our 1950s welfare hall features Changing Places facilities, including a wash and dry toilet, hoist, changing bench and adjustable basin. Changing Places are enhanced disabled toilet facilities for people with severe disabilities.
Our facilities include:
- A wash and dry toilet
- Overhead room coverage hoist system
- Height adjustable changing bench
- Height adjustable basin
- Privacy screen
The Changing Places facilities at Beamish have been introduced to go alongside standard accessible toilets, not in place of.
The Access Bus will be able to drop visitors off outside the welfare hall if they need to use this facility.
For Health and Safety reasons we do not provide slings. Visitors are asked to bring their own which should be compatible with the loop system.
Over a quarter of a million people need access to a Changing Places toilet to enable them to go and enjoy days out. A campaign was launched in 2006 to increase the number of Changing Places, and there are now 1,311 Changing Places available in the UK.
Each Changing Places toilet must provide the right equipment, such as a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench and hoist system, adequate space for a disabled person and up to two carers and a safe and clean environment.
For more information about accessibility at Beamish please visit Accessibility.