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Amendments to the Approved Documents M: Access to and use of buildings Volume 2 – 2015 edition

The HM Government Online Version concerning Changing Places: Amendments to the Approved Documents M: Volume 2 - 2015 edition In addition to our recent posts, the latest official Announcement on the amendments to the Approved Document M can be seen below and downloaded below. These amendments will be incorporated in the online version of the Approved Doc M Volume 2 in Jan 2021 and hard copies will need updating. The changes below take effect for use in England, and the amendments do not apply where a building notice or an initial notice been given to or full planes deposited with a Local Authority and either (a) the building work to which it relates has started before that day or is started within the period of 2 months beginning on [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Changing Places|0 Comments

Changes to Building Regulations for Changing Places

Aveso alongside the Changing Places consortium are delighted to announce the major change to building regulations in England that will require thousands of Changing Places (large (12m2), well-equipped accessible toilet facilities) to be designed and built into new public buildings, from next January 2021. The UK government estimates this will add the toilets to minimum than 150 new buildings a year. Separate to these changes in Building Regulations, a £30 million fund to install Changing Places in existing buildings will open in the next few months. Shopping centres, supermarkets, cinemas, stadia and arts venues are just some of the buildings that will be required to include at least one Changing Places toilet in any new builds or major refurbishments. Details of the Changing in Building Regulations for Changing Places [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Changing Places, Uncategorised|Tags: |0 Comments

Government announces in Budget £30m for Changing Places

Aveso alongside the Changing Places consortium are delighted to share the news that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, will be announcing a £30 million investment for Changing Places toilets in the Budget on Wednesday 11th March. The new Changing Places Fund will see the Government match fund the costs of installing Changing Places toilets in existing buildings. It is unclear as of yet as to whether this will be for the whole of the UK or England only. Aveso alongside MDUK, the Changing Places Consortium and Campaigners met with Rishi Sunak and Government officials back in 2018 and 2019 to discuss how the Government could help. In addition Rishi Sunak is expected to confirm that Changing Places toilets will be compulsory in new public buildings and refurbished buildings [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

The People Have Spoken: The People’s Choice Changing Places Awards 2018/19

The People’s Choice Changing Places Awards 2018/19 So far, 2019 has been quite a significant year for the Changing Places Campaign. The English government has put into place two £2 million grants for Hospitals and for Motorway Services, whilst the Scottish and English government have held a consultation to look at making Changing Places mandatory. With 13 years since Changing Places Toilets established and began Changing Lives, it’s great to see these changes taking place and more than 1,300 facilities in the UK – leading the campaign globally.  However, with over 1/4 million people in the UK that are not able to use standard Doc ‘M’ toilets, is this enough?  Standard accessible toilets don't provide Changing Tables or Hoists and are often too small to accommodate more than one person. This [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Changing Places|0 Comments

PCCPA Winner 2018/19: Changing Lives in Hull

The Changing Places campaign has been going from strength to strength since it launched in 2006. Over this 13 year period, we have seen more than 1,300 Changing Places toilets installed, and this year in particular there have been really positive changes to the campaign. The English government has put in place £2 million grants to fund Hospitals & Motorway Service Stations. Additionally, a government led public consultation has been held in Scotland and is still open for response in England. Great steps have been made, but there is still a long way to go with over 1/4 million people in the UK needing a fully accessible toilet. To celebrate Changing Places Awareness Day, Aveso, sponsors of the Changing Places Campaign, launched a public vote for ‘The People’s’ Favourite, Best ‘Newly [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Changing Places|0 Comments

PCCPA Winner 2018/19: Making our roads more inclusive

The Changing Places campaign has been going from strength to strength since it launched in 2006. Over this 13 year period, we have seen more than 1,300 Changing Places toilets in-stalled, and this year in particular there have been really positive changes to the campaign. The English government has put in place £2 million grants to fund installations in Hospitals & Motor-way Service Stations. Additionally, a government led public consultation has been held in Scot-land and a separate consultation is still open for response in England. Great steps have been made, but there is still a long way to go with over 1/4 million people in the UK needing a fully ac-cessible toilet. To celebrate Changing Places Awareness Day, Aveso, sponsors of the Changing Places Campaign, launched a public vote for ‘The People’s’ [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Changing Places|0 Comments