Changing Places Toilet Policy (draft)

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Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as people with other physical disabilities. These specialised toilet facilities make public places and spaces accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Where they are not provided, people are changed on a toilet floor, which is dangerous, unhygienic and undignified. Without them, people may be excluded entirely from certain public spaces.

Installing Changing Places Toilet facilities is a practical step through which public bodies can demonstrate that they are taking positive action to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people, as outlined in the Disability Equality Duty.

To help ensure Belfast is a city that is fair and inclusive, we have now drafted a Changing Places Toilets policy and want to hear your views.

The policy sets out our approach and commitment to providing Changing Places Toilet facilities in public places within council facilities and across the council area. Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

These specialised toilet facilities make public places and spaces accessible and inclusive for everyone, including children, adults and older people with complex needs or mobility issues.


This formal consultation will run for a 12 week period and will end on 22 April 2024.



Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as people with other physical disabilities. These specialised toilet facilities make public places and spaces accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Where they are not provided, people are changed on a toilet floor, which is dangerous, unhygienic and undignified. Without them, people may be excluded entirely from certain public spaces.

Installing Changing Places Toilet facilities is a practical step through which public bodies can demonstrate that they are taking positive action to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people, as outlined in the Disability Equality Duty.

To help ensure Belfast is a city that is fair and inclusive, we have now drafted a Changing Places Toilets policy and want to hear your views.

The policy sets out our approach and commitment to providing Changing Places Toilet facilities in public places within council facilities and across the council area. Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

These specialised toilet facilities make public places and spaces accessible and inclusive for everyone, including children, adults and older people with complex needs or mobility issues.


This formal consultation will run for a 12 week period and will end on 22 April 2024.

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