New Riverbank Facilities Benefit Community

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New Riverbank Facilities Benefit Community

Wednesday 1st March, 2017


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The personal care facilities at the Riverbank Resource Centre have recently been refurbished.

The Centre provides Day Support for adults with profound and complex needs, and has been designed to ensure its extensive range of facilities are accessible to everyone including people with a range of abilities and support needs. 

It has specialist bathing and toilet facilities, and now, also provides a Changing Places toilet which is available for anyone to use, and provides a very important resource for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities who often do not have access to public toilet facilities that meet their needs.

Over a 250,000 people need Changing Places toilets to enable them to get out and about as they can’t use standard accessible toilets, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.”

George MacMillan, Assistant Manager at the Riverbank Centre, said: “We are really pleased to have refurbished our personal care facilities, as the comfort and dignity of people using this area is of paramount importance to us.  We would also like to highlight that this resource is available for anyone who requires such specific facilities, whether a Stirling resident or someone simply visiting the area.”

Convenor of Health and Social Care Cllr Christine Simpson said: “The provision of these facilities is entirely in line with Stirling Council's policy to empower our service users with support needs and to promote their independence. I am delighted that these special facilities are now available and accessible not only for our own residents but also for residents from rural Stirling and visitors from outwith the Stirling area.”

You can find out more about Changing Places at http://www.changing-places.org/ .

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