Changing Places For Wales
There are only around 50 Changing Places Toilets in the whole of Wales. Many of these are only accessible at certain times of day. In North-East Wales, there are only 9 on the Changing Places Toilets map, most of which are in Wrexham. You can look online to find your nearest Changing Places here.
This lack of Changing Places Toilets in Wales excludes many people from being part of the community, putting time limits on how long people can stay out, or how far people can go from home. We want to change that, and we are taking action to get more #ChangingPlacesForWales
In 2021, TCC leaders worked with the Marble Church in Bodelwyddan to improve the accessibility of their toilets, and also successfully secured the commitment of Broughton Retail Park to install a CPT. The development plans are currently being drawn up.
What we want:
We are asking local councils to update their toilets strategies to include Changing Places Toilets.
We are asking our Members of the Senedd (MSs) to raise the issue of Changing Places for Wales, and find a way for Welsh communities to have Changing Places Toilets.
You can support this campaign:
Please go to our page, like and share our campaign video.
Contact your local councillor, your MP or your Member of the Senedd and tell them why Changing Places are important to you.
You can also look at planning applications in your area, and you can object to any major developments that do not include Changing Places Toilets. To do this, go to your council website and search planning applications.
People have been excluded and ignored for too long already.
It is time for #ChangingPlacesForWales
Changing Places For Wales - NOV 2022 UPDATE
We are delighted to share that we have been successful with both asks!
Wrexham and Flintshire councils have engaged with us to shape their strategy consultation process - you can contribute to and share the Wrexham consultation here.
Our work with Members of the Senedd, local government officers, and civil servants has led to major progress in the Senedd.
On the 16th November, it was announced in the Senedd that there is unanimous, cross-party support for Changing Places For Wales. Mark Isherwood led the debate, with Carolyn Thomas, Gareth Davies, Jane Hutt, among others, supporting the motion. The Senedd is now calling on the Welsh Government to create a suitable funding mechanism and clear guidance on Changing Places so that there is equitable provision across the country.