This week Changing Places was in the news as a number of new state of the art Changing Places facilities were announced. 

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy opened a new Changing Places facility at Stormont Estate enabling people with complex needs to access toilet facilities when visiting the estate. Read more.

Mr Murphy said: “This new facility will offer people with physical and learning disabilities more freedom. The facility provides extra equipment and additional space to enable people with complex caring needs and their carers to use the resource comfortably.  This is a very welcome step in helping to make our outdoor green spaces more accessible to everyone.

Last year I met Christine McClements, who has passionately campaigned for further Changing Places Toilets on behalf of her daughter Lilia and for so many others. I pay tribute to Christine for her commitment, dedication and drive

The Disability Advisory Group were also updated this week on works undertaken / to be undertaken by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council with the Department for Communities support funding at Strule Arts Centre and Fermanagh County Museum at Enniskillen Castle.

On Friday 30 April, Belfast Zoo will reopen to the public and will open its new Changing Places facility for the first time. Read more