Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool awarded the Changing Places People’s Award

Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool has been awarded the Changing Places People’s Award for most popular Changing Places Toilet Facilities in the UK from more than 800 facility providers.

Sandcastle Waterpark MD John Child said, “we are proud to receive this award which has been voted for by members of the public” We are a business that wholeheartedly supports Changing Places as they strive for every town in the UK to provide this facility. Since our initial investment in 2013 as part of our access for all programme, we are delighted that this facility has helped increase visits from our disabled guests by 115%.

Thousands of people need Changing Places facilities to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted. We want more and more visitors to Blackpool to know that our facility is here for them to use, not just guests of Sandcastle Waterpark, but anyone in and around the Blackpool area. Our facility includes a ceiling hoist, adult sized adjustable bench, peninsular toilet, adjustable wash basin and non slip floor amongst others.

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.

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