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About Us

As a group of disabled people who were struggling to attend any kind of event or go out for the day with dignity; in fact for people like ourselves, using the standard disabled toilet facility either indoors or the ‘plastic accessible Portaloo’ was impossible.

For those who are not or do not know a person with complex accessibility requirements, it is also likely that they have never considered some of the obstacles faced when trying to do the most basic of activities on a daily basis, which many of others take for granted. One such activity is personal hygiene and the use of bathroom and toilet facilities whilst out and about with their families, friends, or personal assistants.

This meant that we either avoided many social activities or, starved ourselves of food and liquid leading up to any place or event we wanted to go to, or trying to find a private space large enough to be placed on to the floor! So, we decided to provide AccessoLoos here because the current offering was just not good enough.

Over 300,000 people across the UK and Ireland who do not have access to public facilities

Meet the AccessoLoo Crew

Michael Holden MBE

Graham Kenny

Jimmy Doglay

Gavin Dunlop

Noah Holden

Philip Patterson

Jack Ramsay

Daniel Jamieson

Ricky Milliken

“Over a quarter of a million people in the UK do not have access to public facilities”

What We’re Doing

Creating employment opportunities

We pride ourselves in offering good job opportunities for the disabled community with over 75% of our workforce having a disability.

Upskilling our staff

Providing industry training in ranges of equipment that we use and provide as well as developing the trade skills needed to produce our products.

Sharing our knowledge

Educating clients and others on the barriers we face on a daily basis and finding accessible solutions to help them improve their service.

What is an AccessoLoo?

A toilet facility for disabled people that has

The Right Equipment

Adult Changing Table

A hydraulic bed with wipe clean surface to suit any user from child to a fully grown adult complete with paper roll to maintain hygiene and privacy screen when required.

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Ceiling Hoist

An electric hoist capable of lifting people from their wheelchairs to either toilet or changing table. Making life easier for attendants and more dignified for the user.

Lavatory

A flushing toilet with a changeable cassette which has eco-chemicals to maintain freshness and hygiene. Centrally placed to allow access from either side.

Grab Rails

Placed at the lavatory and sink to assist with transferring and maintaining balance for those who are able to stand.

Hot & Cold Running Water

Users and their attendants can wash hands, moisten cleaning cloths and flannels and keep themselves clean and maintain hygiene.

Heating And Lighting

To keep our units lit for those darker nights and warm for the colder weather events.

Enough Space

For a disabled person and any companions or assistants to be able to move around freely without having to negotiate obstacles.

Changing Places Campaign Ireland

There are currently 13 Changing Places toilets and 4 step-down facilities in Ireland and the campaign continues to increase this number. Changing Places Ireland consists of parents, elected representatives and organisations working in the disability space including the Disability Federation of Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Inclusion Ireland.

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Changing Places Campaign UK

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 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. With over 1400 Changing Places in the UK and more opening on a weekly basis, the campaign here is gaining in momentum.

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Our motivation is simple, we create facilities that meet our own needs - and subsequently the needs of many (often overlooked) event attendees.