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Scottish Government consultation: Changing Places Toilets.

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The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce a requirement for Changing Places Toilets through revisions to the building standards system. Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) offer larger, supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate. A network of nearly 200 Changing Places Toilets exists across Scotland but there is no current legislation requiring their provision within buildings.

SDSS member PAMIS have been at the centre of the campaign to increase the number of Changing Places Toilets in Scotland, their chief executive Jenny commented:

“PAMIS are delighted that the Scottish Government are leading the UK in consulting about a change in Scottish building standards that will ensure more Changing Places Toilets are available in public buildings and spaces. This will enable some of the most excluded people within our society to be able to access their communities and take part in activities that most of us take for granted.”

To read more about the background click here, if you would like to have your say on this proposed change to legislation you can access the consultation here. SDSS will also be submitting a response and if you would like to feed in your views please email Jess at jess@sdsscotland.org.uk. Please note that this consultation closes on 13th May 2019.