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Aveso Announce People’s Choice Changing Places Award 2016

We have a winner! Aveso are thrilled to announce that the People’s Choice Changing Places Toilet of the Year 2016 has been revealed as Cornwall Services, in a landslide win for the service station in St Austell, Cornwall. Rachel George and her son Adam are both active campaigners for Changing Places and hoist / changing assisted toilets for those with additional needs in Cornwall (Follow her online blog here). They were delighted to present the award to Alex Lawson of Cornwall Services today for being the People’s Choice Changing Places of 2016. […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Campaigners, Changing Places|0 Comments

Changing Places – Learning to Support Your Community at Naidex

Would you like to see a Changing Places in your local Supermarket? Town Hall? Leisure Centre? Tourist Attraction? Keen to improve accessibility for those whose needs aren’t met by a standard disabled toilet? Following the success of our on-going roll out programme for Changing Places with Tesco, Asda, Welcome Break and Premier League Football Clubs to name a few, Aveso has secured itself as the go to for design advice, installation and servicing of Changing Places facilities Nationwide. […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Changing Places, Exhibition|2 Comments

Brighton and Hove FC Scores Access and Inclusion Award

Congratulations are in order to Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club for receiving the accolade of the Centre of Excellence Award; The American Express Community Stadium is the second stadium in the English Football League and fourth in the country to achieve the award, alongside Wembley, Pride Park and the Emirates. The LPF Centre of Excellence Award is given to sporting venues that demonstrate the highest access and inclusion standards in accommodating disabled spectators and visitors on match and non-match days. […]

By |February 10th, 2017|Changing Places|0 Comments

Could times be changing? #ChangingPlaces discussed in House of Commons!

Only yesterday we wrote about the new BBC article “Disabled access: Premier League clubs may face sanctions over lack of improvement” and the changes that were beginning to happen on that front. Today we are delighted to report #ChangingPlaces discussed in House of Commons yesterday evening, highlighting many important issues and discussing how the Changing Places campaign can move forward. Speaking to many members of the house of commons, Jonathan Reynolds MP (Stalybridge and Hyde, Labour (Co-op) brought forward the subject “Community toilet facilities for people with disabilities” and outlined the importance of these facilities. […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Changing Places|0 Comments

Disabled access: Premier League clubs may face sanctions over lack of improvement – BBC Article

The BBC earlier today released an article ” Disabled access: Premier League clubs may face sanctions over lack of improvement” discussing the desperate changes needed in the grounds of Premier League football clubs.   The article outlines how Premier League clubs are prioritising finance over improving access and should face legal action if they fail to meet the needs of disabled fans, according to a new report. Several clubs including Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford are likely to miss a deadline on meeting basic standards.   The Culture, Media and Sport select committee says it is unconvinced the league would punish clubs itself. However, the Premier League says it is “working extremely hard” on access. […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Changing Places|0 Comments

BBC Discuss Upcoming Aveso Changing Places Project

Aveso’s imminent Changing Places project at Crawley Shopping Centre was the topic of discussion on the BBC Breakfast television show this morning. Following the theme of the recent headlines, detailing Paralympian Anne Wafula-Strike being forced to wet herself due to a lack of disabled toileting facilities, Changing Places and their importance to the disabled community was at the centre of the debate. […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Brentwood Leisure Assures 900th Changing Places

We are delighted to announce that our Changing Places installation at Brentwood Centre in Essex has been registered as the 900th Changing Places.  It is the first leisure complex in the UK to have three Changing Places toilets and is a testament to the centre’s inclusive mission to become the most diverse and accessible leisure centre in the UK. The new facility is within the brand new changing village and is an impressive addition to the centre’s accessible environment. […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Changing Places|0 Comments

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

This year also saw many important milestones for the campaign, from celebrating the Changing Places 10th Anniversary in July, the first Changing Places Awareness day to the Championing Changing Places days and achieving 900 registered toilets. […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aveso Fly Changing Places Flag at Occupational Therapy Show

The recent Occupational Therapy Show, which took place this past week at the NEC in Birmingham, saw both Astor Bannerman and OpeMed presenting their equipment to OT’s and Case Managers both familiar and unfamiliar, representing Aveso and the Changing Places Campaign. The privilege of flying the Aveso flag, was as always, a pleasure for both parties and warmly responded to. […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Exhibition|0 Comments

Disabled toilets: When does accessible not mean accessible? – BBC Coverage

Media coverage for the Changing Places Campaign is always encouraging. Seeing the BBC support and promote Changing Places shows how far the campaign has come in the 10 years it has been running. The article “Disabled toilets: When does accessible not mean accessible?” details what makes a Changing Places facility and outlines how it is superior to standard disabled toilets; they just don’t meet the mark for those with additional needs such as a hoist and changing bench, and fail to offer the space required to manoeuvre a powered wheelchair. […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments