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Council to make more disability and access improvements in MK

Milton Keynes Council has secured £66,000 to install three new Changing Place toilets in Milton Keynes.

Changing Place Toilets are different to disabled toilets; they often have extra space, a larger sink and/or shower and equipment such as a bench or hoist.

Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors have been campaigning for more Changing Places in Milton Keynes. Councillor Jane Carr has previously raised the issue at Full Council, and councillors secured £50,000 for improvements to be made at the Central Library, including installing a Changing Place facility.

Liberal Democrat Councillor Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequalities and Child Poverty, said: “The Progressive Alliance is completely committed to making Milton Keynes an accessible and safe place for all of our visitors and residents – Changing Places are key to this.”

“I’m thrilled that we’ve secured this funding, and can get to work on making our city a truly accessible place.”

Labour Councillor Carole Baume added: “Changing Places make such a difference to people with disabilities and their carers. Having more of these facilities in our city means residents and visitors can go out for the day and know they will have access to toilets that they can actually use.”