What is a Changing Places toilet?

Colonnade changing bench

Changing Places are toilets with enough space for disabled people and their carers. They are for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as the many other disabled people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.

The first Changing Places toilet in Brighton & Hove was opened at The Colonnade, and was sponsored by Wetton Cleaning Services.

We have also opened a new changing places toilet at The Level as part of the park's restoration. This was made possible by Short Breaks Capital funding.

Find opening hours for accessible public toilets.

What equipment is installed

The site includes:

  • height adjustable bench
  • height adjustable sink
  • Guldmann ceiling hoist
  • privacy screen
  • wc pan
  • incontinence waste disposal
  • incontinence shelf
  • audio and visual alarm

There is an attendant at The Colonnade who will allow access to the unit, and to provide written guidance for using the unit.

Please note slings are not provided for the hoist. 

Our Changing Places toilets

We have four in the city.

​The Colonnade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

This toilet is:

  • open 8am to 6pm, from October to the day before Good Friday 
  • open from 8am to 8pm, from Good Friday to the end of September with an attendant on site 
  • located in a small terrace of shops and cafes

The Level, Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SB

This toilet is:

  • open from 10am to 4pm, from October to the day before Good Friday 
  • open from 10am to 8pm, from Good Friday to the end of September
  • accessed through the Tomato Dolce & Salato Cafe, located next to the Changing Places

There is a bell to call the attendant for anyone who needs to access the facility. 

Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE

This toilet is:

  • open during normal library opening times 
  • just past the children's library, but is open to anyone of any age
  • not equipped with a hoist

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR

This toilet is:

  • ​open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, on Sundays call  for information - pick up key from the box office
  • open when events are on - pick up key from the information desk

Changing Places sign

For further information including opening times go to our accessible public toilets web page.

You can send an email to cityclean@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone Cityclean on 01273 29 29 29.

Find out more about the Changing Places campaign or find other locations in the country.