Opening of state-of-the-art restrooms for visitors with disabilities at Rouken Glen Park

A new state-of-the-art sanitary facility designed to create an inclusive and accessible “safe space” has opened in Rouken Glen Park.

Installed by East Renfrewshire Council, the new Changing Places facility has been fully equipped to meet the needs of visitors with profound and multiple physical or learning disabilities.

Pictured: Chloe visits Rouken Glen Park

An adult-sized freestanding bench, overhead rail hoist, peninsula restroom, accessible shower, and colostomy shelf are now located to the right of the park pavilion building and can be accessed by radar key.

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Glasgow Times: Pictured: Changing places at Rouken Glen ParkPictured: Changing places at Rouken Glen Park

The scheme also includes a new baby changing area and improved public toilets as part of a ‘significant investment’ by East Renfrewshire Council.

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East Renfrewshire council leader Councilor Owen O’Donnell said: ‘Not having to think about the toilet when we go out to socialise, shop or attend appointments is something many people some of us take for granted, but for people with profound and multiple disabilities, it is something taken into consideration every time they leave their home.

“So I’m really delighted that we now have a Changing Places facility at Rouken Glen which will allow more people to enjoy our fantastic park, knowing that suitable facilities are available for them and their carers.”

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Dora W. Clawson