Yearsley Swimming Pool

Haleys Terrace, Haxby Road, York YO31 8SB

01904 552 424

yearsley.pool@york.gov.uk

www.yearsleypool.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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Access Guide

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

  • Please check the pool's website for up to date opening times and session times.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is York.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located in front of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 363cm x 592cm (11ft 11in x 19ft 5in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The venue has Blue Badge and staff car parking.

  • An arrangement is in place with Nestle which allows standard car parking to the side of the venue if spaces in the factory car park are available (Photograph 3).

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  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The height of the external push pad is 71cm.

  • The height of the internal push pad is 99cm.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading from Haxby Road to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The ramp does not affect access from the car park.

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The lowered section is 79cm.

  • There is seating available in the foyer.

  • The seats do not have armrests.

  • There are vending machines in the foyer.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played poolside.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Motorised scooters allowed access to the accessible changing room only.

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  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.

  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.

  • There is not a wet side chair available.

  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.

  • The hoist is hydraulic.

  • There are steps into the swimming pool.

  • There are 5 steps.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

  • The hoist is a hydraulic lift chair and is operated by staff.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the balcony seating areas.

  • Mobility impaired users can be seated poolside (photograph 4).

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  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing room is located at the front of the pool area.

  • The facility is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The width of the door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 239cm x 254cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 4in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • The toilet seat is 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the sink is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.

  • The locker is not within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • There is not a changing bench.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • The shower has a fully functioning emergency alarm.

  • The shower controls are twist/turn mixer.

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  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the accessible changing room.

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the pool.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on both sides of the pool.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).

  • The female changing rooms are located on the left as you enter the pool area.

  • The male changing rooms are located on the right as you enter the pool area.

  • There is a family changing room on each side.

  • The height of the baby change when extended is 100cm.

  • The height of the baby seat when extended is 92cm.

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  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the front of the pool.

  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

  • There is a flip-down shower seat in the standard showers.

  • The height of the seat is 47cm.

  • There are grab rails on the right, and a drop down rail next to the flip down seat.

  • The male and female standard showers are identical.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the female standard shower and toilet area at the front of the pool.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the male standard shower and toilet area at the front of the pool.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grounds surrounding the venue.