Derwent Hall

Victoria Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 7QT

01772 892 529

saccommodation@uclan.ac.uk

www.uclan.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 07/03/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in Preston.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 400cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 1in).

  • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 34m (37yd 7in) from the entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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.

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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 intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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  • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • This information refers to Flat 9 room 1.

  • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • The room number viewed was room 1.

  • The width of the door to the room is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The bed is 71cm (2ft 4in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 12cm (5in).

  • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are flashing lights.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door to the bathroom is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).

  • The door is locked by a (no lock).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a bath.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head height is adjustable.

  • The type of shower controls used are lever.

  • The shower seat is flip down.

  • The shower seat height is 52cm (1ft 8in).

  • There are handrails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.

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

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.

  • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.

  • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.

  • Rooms are located on the ground floor.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional bedrooms.

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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 member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.