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Radar National Key Scheme

The National Key Scheme (NKS), sometimes known as the RADAR Scheme offers access to disabled toilet facilities in the community.

The 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, including Newham.

NKS locks have also been fitted to toilets for disabled people provided by public, voluntary and commercial organisations.

So it can now be found in:

  • shopping centres
  • country parks
  • railway and bus stations
  • bars
  • motorway service areas
  • and sports venues.


Newham Public Toilets

All of Newham's disabled access public toilets are fitted with a RADAR / NKS lock. Follow the link below for a list of accessible public toilets in Newham.

Newham Public Convenience Locations

You can also get further information about the RADAR National Key Scheme and details on how to purchase a key by click the link below:

Radar National Key Scheme - more information
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