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Changing Places Toilets - Abbey Rise

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, often need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets comfortably.
Changing Places toilets are different to standard disabled toilets with extra features and more space to meet these needs. Each Changing Places toilet provides:

  • A height adjustable adult sized changing bench. 
  • A tracking hoist system, or mobile hoist if this is not possible. 
  • Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers. 
  • A centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers. 
  • A screen or curtain to allow the disabled person and carer some privacy. 
  • Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench. 
  • A large waste bin for disposable pads. 
  • A non slip floor.
Devon County Council uses an SEND flag to list services which define themselves as suitable for children and young people with SEND. These are part of Devon's SEND Local Offer. We recommend that you contact the service provider to make sure the service is suitable for your child or young person.


01392 381051
Changing Places Toilet Map - Tavistock
Parent Organisation
Changing Places


Abbey Rise
Whitchurch Road
PL19 9AS
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

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General information

The toilet is located on the ground floor, in the front corner of the building closest to the road. There is also access externally for members of the public.

There is a parking space next to the building, which is shared between the Day Centre minibus and members of the public who wish to use the Changing Places facility. 

During business hours (Monday to Friday), this toilet is part of the Learning Disability Service who access the Changing Places toilet from within the building. Out of hours, the toilet is given over to full public access. During business hours, the toilet is locked on arrival. If a visitor wishes to use the facility during business hours, they should let the Day Centre office know, so that they can allow the visitor to access the toilet from outside using their Radar key. (there is a sign next to the external door indicating this).

Last updated: 27/11/2019
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