Mam Tor Challenge is a huge success!

19th Jul 2018

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Mam Tor Challenge is a huge success!

Today is the first ever World Changing Places Day and we decided to mark the occasion by climbing Mam Tor: an iconic peak in Derbyshire, with a full Changing Places kit (as you do....!)

An adult-sized changing bench, portable hoist, toilet, sink, privacy screen and RoomMate device (which provides an audio description of a toilet or Changing Places facility for people with vision impairment) were all carried by an eager (and very hot) team of volunteers up to the summit.

Amongst the companies giving their support to Accessible Derbyshire and Access For All UK were IHUS Changing Places, Closomat Total Hygiene, Kingcraft, Mobiloo, the Peak National Park, Adi Access, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Croft Bungalow. Family and friends were, as ever, a key part of the team too!

The event was covered by BBC Look North and broadcast on their evening news:

The aim of the day was to highlight the need for Changing Places toilets, which are required by 250,000 people in the U.K. People who, because of a disability, brain injury or ill-health, need changing when they are out and whose needs are not met by standard accessible toilets.

To find out more about changing places visit or for more information on Changing Places in Derbyshire please take a look at the Accessible Derbyshire Changing Places page here:

World Changing Places Day will now be a permanent annual fixture in the calendar and we are already thinking about what we might do next year.

If you have any ideas please do get in touch!

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