Paignton is to receive a brand new Changing Places and disabled toilet facility.
Healthmatic, Torbay Council’s new toilet contractors have already started the work needed for the new facility.
Paignton Geo Park
The toilets located on Paignton Seafront behind the Vue Cinema close to the Geo Park will be completely revamped as a disabled facility.
The new facility will also include a new baby changing unit along with a Changing Places facility.
Healthmatic, new disabled toilet, paignton
Changing Places support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
They also help people with other physical disabilities including spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.
The additional equipment and space is often needed to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.
The new facility will include:
- height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
- hoist system
- adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers
- centrally placed toilet with room either side
- screen or curtain to give some privacy
- wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench
- large waste bin for pads
- non-slip floor
The Changing Places facility will be accessible via a door coded system.
The code will be available on request from Healthmatic.
Disabled Toilet Charges
Once built the disabled toilet will be accessible via a pay to enter which will be set at 30p.
The new facility is expected to be available to use by the end of August.
An additional £10,000 will be spent on a deep clean for all toilets across the Bay.
This deep clean is to improve their standards before the school summer holidays.
Councillor Robert Excell, Lead for Community Safety said:
This prime seafront location is ideal for an accessible toilet and will help to meet the needs of all people with a disability. This is a £100,000 investment into this facility and we have been working alongside Torbay Mencap, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Paignton Rotary Club and Preston Rotary Club to help fund, design and implement this great facility