JD Wetherspoon is the first national pub chain to provide Changing Places toilet facilities, which give disabled people more space and additional equipment, including a ceiling track hoist and adult-sized height adjustable changing bench. Now, JD Wetherspoon commissions leading disabled toilet provider Clos-o-Mat to provide the resource in its refurbishments where space allows. “Potentially up to 15million people and their carers, families benefit from larger wheelchair-accessible toilets with a bench and hoist,” explains Clos-o-Mat’s away from home toilet project manager Kelvin Grimes. “Because the user either needs physical help, changing or extra space, conventional wheelchair-accessible toilets aren’t suitable; the options are stark- to cut their trip out short, sit in their waste, lie on a toilet floor to be changed, or not go out at all.” Under Building Regulations and British Standards, it is desirable for locations to which numbers of the public have access to provide Changing Places toilets in addition to conventional wheelchair-accessible toilets. www.clos-o-mat.com is an essential reference point for anyone considering installing a Changing Places toilet, offering white paper, 2D and 3D CAD drawings, standard layouts, and video.