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Hidden Disabilities


Teesside Park has launched the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, to support more than 10 million people living in the UK that have a hidden disability.

The scheme is designed to help ensure Teesside Park is accessible to all visitors by raising awareness of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, which is used to discreetly indicate to people around the wearer that they may need additional support, help or a little more time. Our team have all been trained to recognise the meaning behind the sunflower.

Quiet Hour

We understand that for people with sensory, autism spectrum conditions or additional needs a visit to a busy shopping centre like ours can be a daunting experience. To make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible we’ve introduced our Autism Hour 9am to 10am on Saturday mornings.

Changing Places

The Change Places facility is located in the Centre Management Suite and access to the Changing Places is via a radar key. If you do not have your own with you, please just ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help.

The facilities are open in line with the opening hours of the centre and include:

  • Changing Bench – adult sized and height adjustable
  • Hoist – ceiling track hoist designed to be used with loop attachment slings
  • Toilet – the toilet has room either side for carers to support
  • Sink – height adjustable
  • Shower – handheld and adjustable shower

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