Tate St Ives has opened a new Changing Places facility, one of more than 1,300 in the UK, although campaign organisers say more are needed.

Tate St Ives

Changing Places are larger accessible changing facilities. The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the more than a quarter of a million people whose needs are not met by accessible toilets.

This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people and carers.

Gallery director, Anne Barlow, said: “Tate St Ives is committed to being as accessible and inclusive as possible, and we are delighted to increase our accessible facilities in 2020 with this new Changing Place.”

Cornwall-based Changing Places campaigner, Emily Hudson, added: “I’m really pleased that a new Changing Places facility has opened at Tate St Ives. This makes a huge difference to where we are able to visit with our family, and is a great addition to Cornwall.”