Stroud’s new Changing Places toilet

We’re very proud to announce that our disabled toilet has been granted Changing Places status. It is the first of its kind in Stroud means local people and visitors who require a changing place toilet can enjoy coming to the town without additional stress.

The new loo will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm for anyone who needs a hoist or adult-sized changing bench. The facility features a height adjustable bench, hoist and nearby free disabled parking.

There are now 10 Changing Places toilets in Gloucestershire. A full list of locations can be found on the Changing Places website (

Emma Sutton, Allsorts member and mother of India, who has additional needs:

“Having an accessible toilet with hoisting in Stroud will mean so much to us. At the moment we can only go out for 3-4 hours before having to go home. We have to plan all our days round where there will be a toilet we can use. Having a local one will make a huge difference to our lives.”

David Drew, MP for Stroud, said:

“I am so pleased that Allsorts has taken the initiative to establish Stroud’s first Changing Place. It’s vital that we have appropriate toilet facilities here in the town and it will make a huge difference to those living locally as well as those who’d like to visit. Thank you Allsorts for making this possible.”