A project to install new toilet facilities in a Buckinghamshire park is underway, providing ‘life-changing’ help to those with complex accessibility needs.

Buckinghamshire Council officially kickstarted the groundwork for the new facility, a Changing Places toilet with supports including grab rails, a hoist and a wide berth for wheelchair users, in Black Park in Wexham on Wednesday (January 31).

The toilet will be located adjacent to the facilities already in place near Black Park’s Lakeside Café and was described by a representative for the parks team as “life-changing” for individuals with complex needs who may not previously have been able to visit the area.

The installation of the new inclusive toilet was funded as part of the Changing Places government grant initiative from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

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A spokesperson added: “Changing Places are accessible restrooms that go beyond the spec of a standard disabled toilet. They provide almost everything for an individual with complex needs to use the bathroom safely and with dignity.

“We will be updating our social media platforms over the coming weeks as the project develops.”