Following a visitor’s successful campaign for a Changing Places toilet, this beauty spot can now be enjoyed by everyone! Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is an award winning outdoor visitor attraction, set in a beautiful park with rolling hills and glorious valleys. It can be found in Goudhurst, just outside Tunbridge Wells, and is accessible so that anyone and everyone can enjoy its beauty. One vital missing factor One mother and daughter had visited the park regularly since the daughter was very young. They enjoyed many years visiting the park, however, as the daughter got older, her additional needs meant using the toilet facilities available at the park became more and more difficult. In order for her daughter not to have to miss out on visiting the park in the future, this incredible mother started a campaign to secure funding for a Changing Places to be installed, to which she had great success. The design stage The new Changing Places facility was to be located in the existing toilet block which had been constructed from wood – similar to a log cabin design. A tender for the project, covering just the design stage, went out and our team at Care Spaces couldn’t wait to get started. We put together an extensive design plan which involved locating the right space, remodeling the male toilets and creating incredible designs. We are pleased to say Care Spaces successfully won the tender. Now to bring the project to life The second part of the development was the tender for the installation stage. Care Spaces was keen to demonstrate safety at this point as the park was to be open during the installation and the toilets still needed to be accessible. Care Spaces were yet again successful and we began work during the summer holiday period, one of the busiest times of year. We started by stripping out the male toilets and changing the layout. We hired a temporary toilet for the gentlemen to use in order to carry on with construction work. Whilst work was being undertaken, safety was a priority and we made sure the structure of the log cabin was maintained and fully supported at all times. Getting real users and carers involved What was really nice about this project was when it came to the equipment in the Changing Places room, our client took advice from a user group, and the mother who advocated for this room was one of the members. In the Changing Places room, the following was installed: Non slip flooring Flush floor shower tray Thermostatic shower An automatic wash/dry toilet (specifically requested by the user group) Mobile shower trolley Ceiling hoist on a XY track system Height adjustable basin A doorway was also created to the Changing Places room and new flooring and decor was put into the male toilets after its reconfiguration. The end result Believe it or not, this project took longer to plan that it did to deliver, but it was worth every moment. During the installation, there was a lot of work going on in a small space and on a very busy site. There were lots of families visiting and young children running around, and their safety was our priority, yet we still managed to complete the project on time and with great success. The new Changing Places room had its own opening ceremony with lots of people in attendance and the room received a fantastic response. Since completing this project, we are still in touch and working with the mother as she continues her mission to have more Changing Places toilets across the county. GoLift Ceiling Hoist system Available in 28st, 32st, 50st or 72st variants See Product Adult Barella Shower Trolley See Product Palma Vita Care Toilet See Product SELECT Electric Wash Basin Bracket See Product Select Flex Thermostatic Shower See Product RFW165 Wall Mounted Screen See Product Contact We can help deliver your projectShare your project with us and tell us what you needName* Email* Organisation Telephone*How can we help?*HiddenProduct(s) HiddenWhat information is required?HiddenProject name HiddenProject goalsHiddenShare plans/files/photosIf your files exceed 64MB, please send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Drop files here or Select files Max. file size: 64 MB. HiddenProposed date DD slash MM slash YYYY HiddenProposed time HiddenSubject HiddenPreferred meeting method Zoom Teams Face to face CAPTCHAPhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.