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MOTO helps improve access ‘Up North’

Disabled travellers can venture further afield with the opening of the most northerly Changing Places on the M6.

MOTO Hospitality has opened its latest assisted accessible facility, supplied and installed by Closomat, northbound at Southwaite. The room- which gives people who need help to toilet, and their carers, the appropriate space and equipment- can be accessed from both sides of the motorway, via a footbridge.

MOTO is setting the standard as high as possible for disabled travellers: not only does the Changing Places at Southwaite include the ceiling track hoist, privacy screen and adult-sized height adjustable changing bench that are core requirements, the standard washbasin has been upgraded to a height-adjustable version, and the conventional WC upgraded to a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, as noted in the new BS8300: 2018, to offer greater independence and dignity to users.

“The Changing Places toilet is part of our drive to deliver even better customer satisfaction,” explained Kirsty Woods, MOTO Hospitality marketing & PR manager. “The toilet, with its extra space and the highest level of equipment that can provided in a Changing Places, means that visitors who need physical or technical help to go to the toilet, and their carers, can now enjoy a comfort break, knowing there is somewhere suitable for them.”

Under Building Regulations and British Standards, a Changing Places should be provided in any building to which numbers of the public have access, in addition to conventional wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Closomat is Britain’s leading provider of helpful toileting solutions, at home and away, including Changing Places and their similar Space to Change facilities.

Uniquely, the company can provide an in-house, ‘one- stop-shop’ complete package for ‘away from home’ assisted accessible toilet facilities, from design and commissioning, through to project management, supply and installation, and can also provide subsequent maintenance and repair.

Its website www.clos-o-mat.com is the most comprehensive resource available about Changing Places for campaigners, providers and specifiers alike, with a raft of support information including white papers, calling cards, CAD blocks, video and case studies.

For more information visit www.clos-o-mat.com, email info@clos-o-mat.com or call 0161 969 1199.


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