Community Toilet Scheme

Radar Keys

What is a Radar Key?

The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country.

RADAR have produced the National Key Scheme guide 2012 which identifies the location of the 9,000 accessible toilets across the UK fitted with the NKS lock.
A RADAR Key can be issued from The Civic Centre reception, Blaenau Gwent Council.


Clients are eligible for a RADAR key if they are in receipt of the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, Enhanced rate of Personal Independence Payments (PIP), are in receipt of a valid Blue Badge or are registered blind.

(Proof is required e.g. DWP award notification letter).

Clients are can also be assessed on an individual basis based on their access needs to toilet facilities, e.g. dementia suffers, or individuals who require a carer to assist with toileting due to a physical disability, have a colostomy bag or have conditions such as IBS or Colitis.
Each key from Blaenau Gwent CBC costs £3.50

Replacement keys have to be paid for.

There are a number of organisations such as Disability Rights UK where keys can also be purchased, charges vary.