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Changing Places facilities

Changing Places facilities are located around the country and are designed for people who need additional space, equipment, time and for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets and changing facilities.  

Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets – or ‘disabled toilets’ – as they have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people who use them. Anyone in the local area can search for one of these facilities online and use the amenities and BU is proud to feature such facilities on the ground floor of The Fusion Building on Talbot Campus.  

What’s available within the facility?

BU’s Changing Places toilet includes the following:

  • A height adjustable changing bench and washbasin
  • A hoist system to lift people between wheelchairs and the toilet
  • Enough space to ensure the bench and toilet can be approached from either side
  • A fully mobile privacy screen and fully waterproof stool
  • A hand drier and soap dispenser.

For Health and Safety reasons we do not provide slings. Users are asked to bring their own, which should be compatible with the loop system.

By providing enough space, privacy and appropriate equipment, BU is supporting carers to look after people with disabilities in dignified and hygienic conditions without endangering their own health. 

Putting careful thought into the design of this toilet facility can open up a world of possibilities for people with severe disabilities – ensuring everybody can get out and about to enjoy the local area.

To find out more, please visit changing-places.org.

Changing Places location

Ground floor of The Fusion Building
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow, Poole
BH12 5BB

Access

Approach from Fern Barrow Road and enter the campus. If the security barrier is un-manned please push the call button located at the barrier and inform security that you require access to use the ‘Changing Places’ facilities.

Once past the security barrier follow the road round and disabled parking is available on the left as you enter the car park.

If you do not have a ‘Radar Key’, one is available for use by contacting Poole House reception on 01202 965001. An emergency use key is also situated within the wall mounted safe outside the CP toilet. This is for emergency access only in case access is required following an alarm activation.

Poole House reception can be contacted by telephone or e-mail – phreception@bournemouth.ac.uk – if required prior to or on arrival.

RADAR Keys may be available from your local district or borough council, or alternatively you can purchase one from Disability Rights UK.

Opening hours

Building access is 8am to 10pm, Monday to Friday during term time. The building may be closed at 7pm out of term time. Please check the details with Poole House reception.