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How to get a RADAR key

RADAR - The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

The National Key Scheme, 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 (for example changing places facilities). This has been countered by their being locked separately from other toilets. The NKS 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.

A RADAR key is a Skeleton key that opens more than 9,000 disabled toilets in the UK. Toilets fitted with RADAR or NKS locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafes, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country.

RADAR Keys are available Free of Charge at the following venues:

  • Antrim Civic Centre Reception

  • Antrim Castle Gardens

  • Antrim Loughshore Caravan Park

  • Crumlin Leisure Centre

  • Gateway Centre

  • Jordanstown Loughshore Café

  • Mossley Mill Reception

  • Sixmile Leisure Centre

  • Valley Leisure Centre

Or by E. ellen.boyd@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk 

These RADAR keys are also required to use the wheelchair accessible swings in our play parks. 

Useful Contacts

Ellen Boyd

Accessibility and Inclusion Officer

Antrim Civic Centre Office,
50 Stiles Way,
BT41 2UB

Tel: 028 9446 3113 ext 31020

Email Ellen