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Naidex 2018 : How to Make the Most of Your Experience

Returning for an unparalleled 44th year, Naidex cites itself as Europe’s most established trade, professional and public event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment with due cause. Naidex will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 25th – 26th of April. Offering the opportunity for networking, one-to-one advice supported by live demonstrations from over 300 pioneering exhibitors, Naidex is a hub of innovation for the disability community. Aiding the advancement of this huge and growing industry, it provides the means to strengthen knowledge of the disability sector and discover and purchase the most cutting-edge new products and technology supporting it. […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Changing Places, Exhibition, Training|0 Comments

Modular Changing Places – An outside the box solution

Many reservations for installing Changing Places facilities surround limitations in space, particularly in historical and completed buildings. Maintaining focus on purely internal adaptations can really limit what is possible and even halt such a project altogether. Thinking Outside the Box But when we think a little outside the box, the solution becomes obvious – taking Changing Places literally outside! Installing Changing Places in pre-fabricated modular units can be, and has been, a fantastic means including Changing Places toilets in places where there isn’t a suitable space to install one inside of a building. It also provides the benefits of minimising any disruption to the existing buildings, as the installation of equipment is completed off-site; our modular facilities are delivered and lifted into position fully finished. […]

By |March 6th, 2018|Changing Places|0 Comments

Mayor of London Releases New Plans For Changing Places

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has recently released the new plans for London, within which there have been outlined important details for the inclusion of Changing Places toilets in new buildings. This strategic plan will shape how London evolves and develops over the course of the new 20-25 years. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London. Discussed in Chapter 5, Policy 56 Section 5.6.6, the plan describes which buildings should be expected to include Changing Places and explains how these toilets benefit those with disabilities who require them, and their carers or families. […]

By |January 15th, 2018|Changing Places|0 Comments

Changing Places Campaign Announce New co-Chair and Host to Campaign

Today marks a new era in the Changing Places campaign.  The Changing Places Campaign (for which Aveso are the official sponsor) has been hosted by the Changing Places Consortium member: Mencap, for the last 11 years. The campaign under Mencap’s co-chair leadership has gone from strength to strength and has assisted in producing over 1000 Changing Places toilets across the country. Moving forwards into 2018, the Changing Places Campaign has announced a new co-chair and host to the campaign, Charity: Muscular Dystrophy UK. […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Campaigners, Changing Places, Relationship Building|0 Comments

Changing Places Progress at Premier League Football Clubs

In light of the recent BBC article about Premier League Football Club access, campaigners are concerned that many of the clubs are in danger of not fulfilling their commitment to Changing Places toilets. With only 7 Premier League Football Clubs having suitable toilet facilities for disabled supporters and their deadline approaching, time is [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Changing Places|0 Comments

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