•  Roadchef are pleased to announce that we are joining forces with Moto and Welcome break to bring a network a Changing Places Facilities to the UK, starting with the recent opening of Changing Places facilities at our Annandale Water and Clacket Lane Service Areas, on the A74(M) and the M25.

     The new Changing Places facilities will provide customers with specialist equipment and more space than a conventional disabled facility, representing a significant investment by Roadchef and are in addition to our existing facility at Roadchef Norton Canes on the M6 Toll.
    Installed by Clos-o-Mat, the market leader in away-from-home accessible toileting solutions, the room features a peninsular WC, height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, height-adjustable washbasin and a ceiling track hoist.More than 250,000 people in the UK need more room than is available in standard accessible toilets. Those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and other physical disabilities - such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis – also require extra equipment to use the toilets safely and comfortably.
    In a joint statement, Robbie Bell (CEO, Welcome Break), Tim Moss (CEO, Moto Hospitality Ltd) and Mark Fox (CEO, Roadchef) said;
    “We congratulate Changing Places on their anniversary and their vital work.  We are well aware of the importance of these facilities for those who need them and indeed that there are still too few of them, which is why we are all committed to doing more.

    “We have already invested over £1 million in these facilities at [17] sites on the motorway network.  By the end of 2018 there will be 6 more, increasing the number of Changing Places facilities by 30% with all of them providing vital services to people of limited mobility.”

    The Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP, welcomed the commitment from motorway service area providers;

    “Motorway service areas provide a crucial role to the travelling public and I am so pleased with the support that they have shown Changing Places.  Their plans to invest and build more facilities will rightly be welcomed by disabled travellers and those with health conditions across the country”.