Budget 2020: Changing places toilets set for £30m funding boost

Chancellor at work Feb 20

Changing Places has confirmed that as part of his first budget as chancellor, Rihi Sunak will set aside a £30m investment for Changing Places toilets.

The organisation explained how the new Changing Places Fund will see the Government match the costs of installing Changing Places toilets in existing buildings.

Changing Places said: “We strongly welcome this news and know what a huge impact it will have for every person that depends on these vital toilets to live their lives without worrying when they will be able to access a toilet that meets their needs.”

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The Changing Places Consortium and Changing Places toilet campaigners met with Rishi Sunak and Government officials in 2018 and 2019 to discuss how the government could help increase Changing Places toilet provision.

Rishi Sunak is also expected to confirm that Changing Places toilets will be compulsory in new public buildings by the end of the year.

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said: “Where people shop, go out, or travel should not be determined by their disability. Yet, currently the lack of the right facilities can prevent some people from enjoying the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted.

 I want to change that, which is why my Budget this week is about spreading opportunity, not only across different parts of the country, but also throughout our communities.”

The Government will set out further details on the Changing Places toilet Fund in due course.

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