A city shopping centre has unveiled a fully accessible Changing Places toilet which was developed with a leading charity. 

Glasgow Fort in Easterhouse consulted with Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS), a charity supporting children, young people and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities to create the new space. 

Located within the recently refurbished customer service area, the changing places toilet is designed to support those with more complex care needs, offering specialist equipment such as an overhead hoist system as well as an adjustable wash basin, grab rails, a privacy screen and an adult-sized, height-adjustable changing bench.

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PAMIS leads the Changing Places toilet campaign in Scotland and co-chairs the UK Changing Places toilet consortium.

Laura Rutherford, Changing Places campaign co-ordinator at PAMIS, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Glasgow Fort on the creation of its new Changing Places toilet, and we’re so pleased that destinations like this are invested in making their venues accessible for everyone.

“The centre’s investment will ensure even more people can enjoy visiting Glasgow Fort, safe in the knowledge they have the facilities they need.”

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To celebrate the opening, pupils, carers and teachers from Ashton Secondary School visited the centre to take part in a tour of the facility.

Glasgow Fort’s other accessible services include wheelchair hire and operating the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme.

Phil Goodman, centre director at Glasgow Fort, said: “Ensuring Glasgow Fort is inclusive and accessible for everyone is a major priority for us and we’re over the moon to launch this new facility.

“The guidance and input from PAMIS has been fantastic - I do hope this helps to make the centre even more welcoming for our visitors and, as always, we look forward to hearing any feedback.”