New changing place supporting persons with disabilities

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The McGowan Government provided a grant of $150,000 towards the development of the facility as part of the Government’s commitment to support a growing State-wide network of Changing Places.

Changing Places are important facilities that provide a safe and sanitary place for people with disability who require assistance and specialised equipment for their continence needs, including a height-adjustable adult changing bench and a ceiling hoist.

The first Changing Places were launched in the United Kingdom in 2006 to support the many people who cannot use standard accessible toilets, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and elderly people.

There are now 35 Changing Places right across Western Australia – from Meckering to Mandurah, Scarborough to South Hedland and Broome to Bunbury. These are part of a national network of over 170 Changing Places.

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