‘State-of-the-art’ Changing Places toilet opens at Rouken Glen Park

A ‘state-of-the-art’ Changing Places toilet facility has opened at Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire.

The new facility will provide those with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities a safe and comfortable space to use. It includes a free-standing adult sized bench, ceiling track hoist, peninsular toilet, accessible shower, and colostomy shelf.

East Renfrewshire Council said the facility represents a ‘significant’ investment and highlights its commitment to providing high-quality, inclusive, and accessible facilities throughout the region.

East Renfrewshire Council leader, councillor Owen O’Donnell, said, “Having to think about toilet facilities when we’re out socialising, shopping or attending appointments is something lots of us take for granted, but for those with profound and multiple disabilities, it is something taken into consideration every time they leave their home. So I’m really delighted that we now have a Changing Places Facility in Rouken Glen which will allow more people to enjoy our fantastic park, knowing that suitable facilities are available for them and their carers to use.”

Jenny Miller, CEO of Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS), added, “Families are continually telling us that they would like more Changing Places toilets in large, outdoor spaces and parks. We are pleased to have registered Rouken Glen’s new facility, which means that families from all over Scotland will now be able to travel to the country park and enjoy a day out without having to worry about the basic human right of going to toilet.”