BTA launches UK toilet map

The British Toilet Association (BTA) chose World Toilet Day (19th November) to launch its interactive toilet map; a state-of-the-art app that can be used on mobile phones, tablets and PCs.

BTA_300_02Developed in partnership with charities Mencap and Pamis, the map has been specifically designed for the thousands of individuals in the UK who are suffering from PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) and will help their families and carers to find accessible public toilets.

The map will display the exact location of over 780 toilets across the UK and then expand the information to show opening and closing times, as well as vital information on the overall provision within each toilet for their specialised needs.

The new system replaces the Changing Places map, and is designed to be faster and to provide greater accuracy to the actual toilet location and opening hours. The introduction of a trip planner is designed to greatly help carers and support groups plan for extended journeys. It will also produce an accurate database showing where provision is low or lacking, and where new sites are needed.

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) awarded the BTA a £10,000 grant in 2013 to help get the project off the ground.

Immediate access to the app can be gained via the ‘Find a Toilet’ tab on the Changing Places website (www.changing-places.org) or via the BTA website (www.britloos.co.uk) on the Changing Places page.

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