Charles Morris Hall Storm Jameson Court

Charles Morris Hall, Mount Preston Street, Leeds LS2 9JP

0113 343 7777

accom@leeds.ac.uk

www.leeds.ac.uk/accommodation

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • The reception and common room are also used by residents of Dobree and Whetton Houses.

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

  • This venue is situated in Leeds.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Leeds.

  • 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 at the rear of the East Block.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the reception rear entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 28m (31yd) from the reception rear 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.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is an area outside the Level 2 Link entrance which can be used as a drop off point, shown in photograph 2.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off the main courtyard, leading into East Block.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.

  • The slope is moderate.

  • The slope is permanent.

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  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • This is the main reception for all 3 Charles Morris Halls.

  • It is open 24 hours a day.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of East Block.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom 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 11in) wide.

  • The automatic doors require a key fob to operate and open towards you.

  • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.

  • The slope is moderate.

  • The slope is permanent.

  • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the East Block, and is used to access reception from Dobree and Whetton Houses (located opposite this entrance).

  • The reception is located on level 3 and can be accessed via the East Block main lift.

  • There is also an entrance to the far left of the building from this entrance, down the ramp, which gives access to level 1.

  • This only has a single door, 101cm wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the corner of the courtyard.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • The automatic door requires a key fob to operate, and opens towards you.

  • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.

  • The slope is moderate.

  • The slope is permanent.

  • This entrance gives access to level 3 of the West Block.

  • West 1 entrance, located in the other corner of the courtyard, is identical to this.

  • West 2 entrance, located between these 2 entrances, is similar but does not have an automatic door.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off Mount Preston Street.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).

  • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.

  • The slope is moderate.

  • The slope is permanent.

  • This entrance gives access to the link between the East and West Blocks on level 2.

  • All other levels are accessible via the lifts from this entrance.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Photograph 1 shows part of the common room, which is located in the main foyer, to the right of reception as you enter from the main entrance.

  • It contains a TV and seating area, pool tables, table tennis tables and vending machines.

  • It can be used by all Charles Morris Hall residents.

  • Photograph 2 shows the meeting room, located at the far end of the common room.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • These stairs are located just off the main reception foyer.

  • There are also stairs available on the far side of the building, just inside the level 1 entrance.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 138cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • These lifts are also 4 metres from the reception rear entrance on level 2.

  • There is an easy ramp in front of the lifts on all levels.

  • There are also lifts available on the far side of the block, just inside the level 1 entrance.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The details here are for the stairs just inside the West 3 entrance.

  • There are similar stairs just inside West 1 and 2 entrances, except these do not access level 2.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside West 3 entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from West 3 entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 138cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a similar lift just inside West 1 entrance, except it does not access level 2.

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  • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The room number viewed was East 2:10 and East 2:12.

  • The width of the door to the room is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 620cm (8ft 2in x 20ft 4in).

  • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 22cm (9in).

  • 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 automatic room and ensuite doors, a kitchen area with accessible surfaces, sink, hob and oven, an accessible wardrobe and automatic window openers.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are automatic doors in the corridors leading to the room and an adjoining room.

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

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 248cm x 304cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 12in).

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 118cm (3ft 10in).

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

  • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.

  • There are mirrors.

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

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 fair.

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

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.

  • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.

  • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.

  • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.

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

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are 3 types of adapted room available within Storm Jameson Court.

  • The details here are for an Access Exceptional Room, for residents who require hoists and an adjoining room for a carer.

  • There is also an Access Exceptional room available in East Block (room 212).

  • The ceiling track hoist covers all of the bedroom and ensuite, but not the kitchen area.

  • Disposal facilities can be made available on request.

  • Photographs 9, 10, 11 and 12 show the adjoining room.

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  • The establishment provides 21 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The room number viewed was East 6.07.

  • The width of the door to the room is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 260cm x 400cm (8ft 6in x 13ft 1in).

  • The bed is 57cm (1ft 10in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 27cm (11in).

  • 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 an automatic room door, a kitchen with lowered and accessible surfaces and an accessible wardrobe.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are automatic doors in the corridors leading to the room.

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 246cm x 32cm (8ft 1in x 1ft 1in).

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 114cm (3ft 9in).

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

  • 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 are mirrors.

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

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 fair.

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

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.

  • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.

  • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.

  • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.

  • There is / are 23 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • M3 rooms have ceiling track hoists or ceiling stubs so that hoists can be fitted on request to cover the room and the ensuite.

  • There are 3 other M3 rooms located in East Block, all of which are studios containing accessible kitchen areas.

  • There are 5 M3 rooms located in West Block, which will use the shared kitchen areas.

  • There are also a further 12 M2 rooms available throughout both blocks.

  • These are similar to M3, except they do not have provisions to add hoists.

  • A resident or visitor wishing to bring an assistance dog into this building needs to contact the Accommodation Office.

  • Disposal facilities can be made available on request.

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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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level 3, on the far side of the common room, next to the entrance to the ground floor rooms.

  • 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 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 3in).

  • There is a sink.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is an identical toilet on level 2, just inside the reception rear entrance, and a similar toilet just inside the entrance on level 1, although this has a larger cubicle (shown in photograph 2).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located by the accessible toilet, past the common room.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • These toilets contain ambulant cubicles with doors that open outwards and have grab rails fitted.

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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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the West 3 entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located just inside West 3 entrance, next to the lift.

  • 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 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 216cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 1in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 3in).

  • There is a sink.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is also a toilet just inside West 1 entrance, except this has the transfer space on the right (shown in photograph 2).

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are available in Braille.

  • Documents are available in large print.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.