STAFF at the Hive are flushed with success after receiving a top award nomination for its disability-friendly toilet.

The public library is sitting pretty after being nominated for a Sudocrem Changing Room Award for its Changing Places Toilet, known as the Personal Care Suite.

The Hive was nominated for the award by parents and carers in the Worcester community.

Speaking on the nomination, Laura Worsfold, business development manager at The Hive, said: “The Hive has been carefully designed to ensure that the building is totally inclusive with an exceptional standard of facilities for disabled users.

“As well as disabled toilets and baby change facilities on each floor next to the lifts, we also have a personal care suite with a shower and lifting equipment.

“There is an additional baby change facility and feeding room located in the children’s library and our standard toilets have larger cubicles, allowing more space for parents with children.

“We are committed to enhancing all our visitors’ experiences of using The Hive.”

The awards are being run by Sudocrem in colaboration with the National Childbirth Trust and Promoting A More Inclusive Society (PAMIS).

Jenny Miller, chief executive officer of PAMIS, which co-founded the Changing Places Consortium and campaigns to develop accessible facilities for disabled people in the UK, said: “We are thrilled that Sudocrem have recognised the needs of children with complex needs as they grow too large for baby changing facilities. Children and young people who require these facilities are often prevented from taking part in their communities by the simple things that we take for granted.”

There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK but only 1058 Changing Places toilets to meet their needs.

The Changing Places Toilet Award is a new category in this year’s honours, which aims to recognise the importance of facilities for disabled children.

The winners will be announced by Monday, March 26. The winning facilities will receive an engraved plaque.