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Apply for a Changing Places key

Interior of an accessible toilet

Changing Places toilets offer peace of mind that clean facilities are never far away when you're out and about.

Changing Places are found around the country and include:

  • Adult-sized, height adjustable changing benches
  • Hoisting equipment
  • Enough space for a child/young person, plus two carers
  • Centrally placed toilets with room either side for the carers
  • Privacy screens or curtains around the toilet
  • Wide tear-off paper roll to cover the bench
  • A large waste bin for disposable pads and a non-slip floor

Apply for a Changing Places key

While most changing places are RADAR key accessible, there are some classed as located in a vulnerable location, like a sea front or high street, that local towns and district councils have decided to operate on a unique key to make sure the facilities are kept safe and not vandalised.

You can apply for a key directly for facilities covered by Chelmsford, Epping, Harlow and Tendring.

For any other facilities, or to check locations and access of Changing Places across Essex and the rest of the country, to help you plan your journey, you can use the Changing Place map.