MacKinnon Centre

491 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2DZ

01382 431 970

mackinnon.centre@dundeecity.gov.uk

www.dundeecity.gov.uk/socialwork/mackinnoncentre

Guide Last Updated: 29/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include skills centre, respite care.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include patio, garden.

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  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The respite centre is open 24hrs every day of the week for residents.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Dundee.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Broughty Ferry.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 500cm (11ft x 16ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 3ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 14m (15yd 12in) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft) wide.

  • This entrance closes at 17:00 whereafter the Respite Entrance can be used.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear side of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft) wide.

  • These doors have a push pad button to exit.

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  • The reception desk is 6m (6yd 22in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played occasionally in the main hall.

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

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • There are automatic doors throughout most of the building.

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  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • Full table service is available.

  • There is a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 28cm (11in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and meals.

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  • The facility is located round to the rear right of the building.

  • The facility is 21m (22yd 3ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do not need a key for the facility.

  • The dimensions of the facility are 270cm x 700cm (8ft x 22ft).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is free standing.

  • The length of the bench is 195cm (6ft).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The facility toilet is peninsular.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 200cm (6ft).

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 100cm (3ft).

  • Wall mounted rails are not available.

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.

  • The type of sink is adjustable.

  • Wall mounted hand rails are not available at the sink.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is not available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.

  • The facility has a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

  • There is a shower head which can be used with the changing table.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 175cm (6ft x 5ft).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are not available.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (18in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").

  • The sink is 75cm (2ft) high.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The flush is on the left.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 19in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located round to the right of the building.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 275cm (7ft x 9ft).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (18in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located beside the assessment kitchen.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 300cm x 340cm (9ft x 11ft).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are not available.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (18in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The flush is on the right.

  • There is 130cm transfer spae to the right.

  • The drop down rails are adjustable.

  • There is a powered overhead hoist available.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located to the right of the building.

  • Unisex toilets are 14m (15yd 12in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Home visits / services are available.

  • Most staff are trained in Makaton and some basic BSL.