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All Change at Dunham Massey

We were delighted to be part of the strategic team that worked together to help Dunham Massey create fabulous changing facilities at their site near Altrincham. Other members of the team were The David Brooke Charity, Disability Stockport and Closomat.  accessible toilet with changing bench and hoist. It’s the result of strategic partnering with The David Brooke Charity, Stockdales, Disability Stockport and Closomat.

The toilet, located at the property’s Visitor Centre adjacent to the car park, compliments Dunham’s regular and wheelchair-accessible toilets, in the Visitor Centre, Stable block and Stables restaurant. It features a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry (shower) toilet, ceiling track hoist and full-sized changing bench, all supplied by Manchester-based Closomat.

The bench means young children and adults who have mobility and/or continence issues have an appropriate place to be changed. The hoist makes the transfer of a wheelchair user to bench or toilet safer for them and their carer. The Closomat, with its integrated douching and drying improves hygiene and dignity for everyone.

“The new room will be so appreciated by visitors who need to use it,” says Helen Matthew, Dunham Massey Visitor & Commercial Operations Manager. “Such facilities are something we have wanted to provide for a while, and have only been made possible by the support of our stakeholders who have worked with us throughout the project.”

Heather Smith, National Trust Equality Specialist, says ‘I am extremely pleased to see this Space to Change in place at Dunham Massey. We are aware of the importance of Changing Places and Space to Change facilities.  We have made some progress in providing these facilities, for example at Shugborough Estate and at Attingham Park, and I am looking forward to seeing this number grow in line with our accessibility work to be ‘for ever, for everyone’.

Special thanks to the David Brooke Charity, The National Trust and Closomat for making this much needed difference.

Visit here for more information about Dunham Massey.

 

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