'Lush' Loos reopen after makeover

'Lush' Loos reopen after makeover

Published by Mike Draper at 6:00am 25th July 2020.

3 minute read

The Public Toilets at the entrance of Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Salisbury are now open again following a major refurbishment.

  • The Lush House public toilet block has been totally redecorated
  • It now has brand new Changing Places Facilities
  • The new facility is available for people whose needs cannot be met by standard accessible toilets

Salisbury City Council worked with Healthmatic to add the new Changes Places facility.

The new look loos now have a height adjustable changing bench, a full room covering ceiling hoist, an adjustable sink, a peninsular toilet and a privacy screen.

There's also enough space for a powered wheelchair or multiple carers.

THE LOWDOWN ON LOOS

  • Over a quarter of a million people need access to 'Changing Places' facilities
  • That includes those with profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • Those with motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy
  • It's also beneficial for older people

This new facility for the city can be accessed by calling a number (found on the door of the Changing Places) and requesting the door access code.  By limiting access to just those who need this facilities, the City Council hope it will be kept in good condition for all those users. These facilities will be free of charge.

PUBLIC TOILET CHARGES

The other cubicles at Lush House Public Toilets have also been refurbished with new Wallgate toilets and wash hand units. These toilets have a 50p charge.

Lush House public toilets refurbishment July 2020.
SEAL OF APPROVAL: Salisbury's Mayor, Cllr John Walsh, says the refurbished Lush House loos and new facilities are 'fantastic'.

The Mayor of the City, Cllr John Walsh said:

"I am delighted with the addition of Changing Places at the Lush House public toilets which will be a great benefit for those who are unable to use standard toilets. This is a fantastic facility for Salisbury and we hope that this will give people with complex needs the opportunity to relax and enjoy their visit to the city."

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