Disabled Changing Places and RADAR keys

Many disabled people can't use standard accessible toilets as they need more space for mobility and assistance. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.


You may need a RADAR key to access some disabled accessible toilets.

RADAR keys may be available from your local district or borough council or you can purchase one from Disability Rights UK (opens in a new window).

Changing Places in Derbyshire

Changing Places toilets are larger than standard accessible toilets and designed for dependent use, for example those with a carer.

They have lots of space and specialised equipment, including a height-adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

They're also clean and provide a safe environment.

The following Changing Places are available in Derbyshire:

  • Ashbourne Library, Ashbourne
  • Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock
  • Carter Lane Day Centre, Shirebrook
  • Carsington Reservoir Yacht Club
  • Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust - The Proact Stadium, Chesterfield
  • Chesterfield Market Hall
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital (Scarsdale Wing)
  • Council House, Derby
  • County Hall, Matlock
  • Cromford Meadows, Cromford, near Matlock
  • East Midlands Designer Outlet, South Normanton
  • Elvaston Castle and Country Park, Elvaston
  • Intu Shopping Centre (formerly Westfield), Derby
  • Lea Green's Meadow Lodge, Lea, near Matlock (by advanced tel: 01629 534561)
  • Oakland Village, Swadlincote
  • Parkwood Day Centre, Alfreton
  • New Queen's Park Leisure Centre, Chesterfield
  • Shipley Country Park at Heanor
  • The Hub, South Normanton
  • The Genesis Centre at Alfreton.

You can find out more about most of the Changing Places, including contact details by reading the leaflets attached to this page. The following facilities are available for use by the public by phoning in advance (contact details are in the attached leaflets) although they don't meet the full changing places specification:

  • Alderbrook Day Centre, Chinley
  • Outlook Centre, Long Eaton
  • Rosliston Forestry Centre
  • Whitemoor, Belper.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

Information on other websites

Accessible Derbyshire (opens in a new window) - information about accessible activities and day out in Derbyshire. 

Changing Places (opens in a new window)