Currently standard disabled toilets or assisted WCs are designed with independent wheelchair users and mobile impaired users in mind.
However there is a significant number of people in both Ireland and the UK with Acquired Brain Injury, Stoke, Motor Neurone Disease, Dementia, Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions that mean they need personal assistance to use the toilet or change incontinence pads. This is not possible in a standard disabled toilet or assisted WC.
It is important to remember that Changing Places toilets should be installed in addition to standard accessible toilets. They are a separate facility to serve people with different needs, not a replacement.
Changing Places toilets have a lot more requirements than standard accessible toilets.
Each of these requirements is designed to create an inclusive environment where disabled individuals can use the toilet or be changed safely and with dignity, with assistance from relative(s) or carer(s).