Tate St Ives opens new Changing Places facility

Tuesday 6th October, 2020

Tate St Ives has opened a new Changing Places facility.

Changing Places are larger accessible changing facilities. The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the more than a quarter of a million people whose needs are not met by accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people and carers.

There are over 1,300 Changing Places in the UK, but more are needed. Changing Places create an opportunity for disabled people to enjoy daily activities, travel and take part in cultural space.

Disabled people and their carers say Changing Places in public buildings can be life changing and allow them to go out without fear or stress.

Director of Tate St Ives Anne Barlow said: “Tate St Ives is committed to being as accessible and inclusive as possible and we are delighted to increase our accessible facilities in 2020 with this new Changing Place.”

Cornwall based Changing Places campaigner Emily Hudson said: “I’m really pleased that a new Changing Places facility has opened at Tate St Ives. This makes a huge difference to where we are able to visit with our family and is a great addition to Cornwall.”

For enquiries please visit tate.org.uk/stives  call +44(0)1736 796226, or email visiting@stives@tate.org.uk

 

Tate St Ives opens new Changing Places facility

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