University's Toilets are Award-Winning
Thursday, 20 December 2018
The University of Worcester’s commitment to inclusion has been further recognised with three awards for its multi-purpose toilet and changing facility.
The University won both the England and UK awards for best Changing Places facility at the Loo of the Year Awards, hosted by the British Toilet Association. The awards aim to encourage the highest possible standards in all ‘away from home’ washrooms.
In addition, the University won the Education category, again for its Changing Places facility while the toilets at the University of Worcester Arena came out top in the category of sports venues.
The University’s Changing Places toilet features hoists, a height adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, grab rails and a dignity screen, all within a space large enough for a disabled person and up to two carers to comfortably move around.
The toilet is available to anyone to use, whether they are a member of the University community or wider community.
The awards for the Arena recognised the overall cleanliness, lay-out and accessibility of the facilities.
Tom Taylor, Assistant Director of Facilities at the University, said: “As a university we are committed to ensuring our facilities are totally inclusive and so we’re delighted to be recognised with these awards.
“As well as designing facilities that are accessible to all, our cleaning staff do a fantastic job of ensuring the highest possible standards are maintained and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work and efforts, which have contributed to us receiving these awards.”