Milton Keynes' Progressive Alliance to push for more Changing Places Toilets

Cllrs Carole Baume (left) and Jane Carr (right) visiting one of the Changing Places.

The Alliance will be bringing a motion to Full Council to request it is considered whether more Changing Place Toilets can be incorporated on Council property.

Changing Place Toilets are different to disabled toilets; they often have extra space, a larger sink and/or shower and equipment such as a bench or hoist.

Over ¼ million people in the UK need Changing Places Toilets.

Liberal Democrat Councillor Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequalities and Child Poverty, will move the motion: “We want Milton Keynes to be an accessible city, and Changing Places Toilets are central to this ambition. 

“Our residents and visitors with disabilities shouldn’t have to use the floor of toilets, or avoid going out for the day just because they can’t find suitable space for their needs.”

The motion is also requesting the Leader, Cabinet Member for Economy, Recovery and Renewal and the Chief Executive to encourage retailers and leisure outlets to incorporate Changing Places Toilets.

Labour Councillor Carole Baume will be seconding the motion: “Having more Changing Places Toilets throughout Milton Keynes would make a huge difference to our residents with disabilities and their carers. Everyone deserves to be able to go out and know they will have access to a toilet facility that they can access.”