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New improved toilet facilities for disabled people in South and East Lincolnshire start to see completion

The first of a number of new state-of-the-art accessible toilet facilities for the South & East Lincolnshire sub-region has recently opened at Central Park in Boston.

This facility and a number of others across the sub-region are made possible thanks to a successful bid by the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership securing £660,000 in government funding for Changing Places Toilets in Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland.

Changing Places toilets are designed for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. These are larger and accessible for people with limited mobility, or specific disabilities and care needs. They are fitted with hoists, privacy screens, adult-sized changing benches, peninsula toilets and have space for carers.

Marlene Fullwood, mother of Joe, local wheelchair user from Butterwick who officially opened the first facility in Boston last week, said: "Having these facilities in the town is going to make our lives so much easier, it's nice to have somewhere we can go that is clean and safe and the space is just fantastic.

"We look forward to visiting the town more often now and being able to stay longer than before."

The Partnership is proud to have Changing Places Toilets brought to the sub-region, and we hope both residents and visitors find it more pleasant and accessible for themselves and/or the persons they are caring for to visit.