RADAR National Key Scheme
The RADAR National Key Scheme (NKS) ensures that people with disabilities have easy access to around 7,000 locked public toilets around the country.
The NKS, sometimes known as the RADAR Scheme, was developed because some public toilets designed for disabled people had to be locked to prevent damage and misuse. The scheme aims to provide disabled key holders with independent access to the toilets provided for them and increase the likelihood of the facilities being in a useable state.
When a Council joins the scheme, standard locks are fitted to their accessible toilets and keys are made available to people with disabilities. Over 400 local authorities in all parts of the country have now adopted the scheme. In addition to public conveniences, toilets for disabled people provided by a wide range of other public, voluntary and commercial organisations have been fitted with the NKS locks. So it can now be found in shopping centers, country parks, railway and bus stations, bars, motorway service areas and sports venues.
For more information on the service in Newham, please follow this link :http://adultsocialcare.newham.gov.uk/Pages/radar.aspx