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- Published: Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:49
- Written by Angela May
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Wellington has become the most inclusive town in its area of Somerset, with the opening of a new pub….
JD Wetherspoon, which has already won national awards for its toilet facilities, hopes its new The Iron Duke- named after the Duke of Wellington- will continue its tradition: it is the latest of the chain’s venues to incorporate a Changing Places wheelchair-accessible toilet for anyone who also need additional equipment such as a bench and/or hoist.
Supplied and installed by Closomat, the Changing Places means children and adults who needs a carer’s help with their personal hygiene has the appropriate space and equipment to do so hygienically.
All toilets at The Iron Duke- women, men, baby change and the Changing Places- are accessed directly off the main bar area, with entry to the Changing Places toilet being via RADAR key.
Jon Matthews, Wetherspoon’s development manager, said, “Pubs traditionally are the focal point of any community. As a company we aim to ensure that all members of a community, including those with disabilities, can access and enjoy what we have to offer.”