Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve an addition to the Capital Programme to Fund the installation of 3 new changing places toilets
1) That the Government Grant of £150,000 to support the installation of three new changing places toilets be accepted; and
2) An addition of £150,000 to the Capital Programme, funded from the Government Grant, be approved.
Changing Places toilets are larger and more accessible for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets, with equipment such as hoists, curtains, adult sized changing benches, and space for carers. Increasing the provision of these toilets is part of a £30m national government disability strategy to allow more physically impaired individuals to undertake more recreational activities with dignity, confidence, and freedom).
The councils could decide not to accept all or part of the grant and not provide these enhanced facilities. This would though prevent the Council from improving the quality of lives for all of its residents and up to 1 million people in the country who rely on such facilities in order to enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else.
Reason Key: Incurring expenditure above £75,000 threshold in respect of revenue/£180,000 in respect of capital;
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Adrian Sibley - Deputy Chief Executive for Delivery - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Andrea Tait
Publication date: 22/07/2022
Date of decision: 19/07/2022
Decided at meeting: 19/07/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 30/07/2022