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Ardoyne Youth Club

11A Flax Street, Ardoyne, Belfast, County Antrim, BT14 7EJ

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Yorkegate.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is Divis Tower.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • 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.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 71cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 71cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a reception desk in the foyer, but this is not in use.

Senior Members Room

  • The senior members room is on the ground floor.
  • There is level access to the room once inside the venue.
  • There are double doors at the entrance which open away from you.
  • One door is permanently locked.
  • The width of the door is 72cm.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests available.
  • There are sofas and armchairs available.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Main Hall

  • The main hall is located on the ground floor at the rear of the venue.
  • There is level access to the main hall once inside the venue.
  • There are double doors which open towards you and may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the doors is 137cm.
  • There is a further entrance to the left of the main corridor with similar doors.
  • There is seating with no armrests.
  • Lighting is moderate to good.

Table Tennis Room

  • The table tennis room is located in the centre of the building.
  • There is level access to the room once inside the venue.
  • There are double doors with one door locked and one permanently held open.
  • The width of the door is 71cm.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The height of the tables are 71cm.
  • There are chairs without armrests available.

Group Work Room

  • The group work room is on the ground floor at the rear of the venue.
  • There is level access to the room.
  • There is a single door which is permanently open.
  • The width of the door is 71cm.
  • There is a door into an adjoining room, which is a double door with one door permanently open.
  • The width of this door is 70cm.
  • There is room for a wheelchair users to manoeuvre.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests available.
  • The height of the tables are 72cm.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the venue entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 122cm x 108cm (4ft x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Dance Studio

  • The dance studio is on the first floor.
  • There is level access via lift.
  • There are double doors at the entrance which open towards you and are 142cm wide.
  • There is a second set of double doors, which open towards you.
  • One door is locked and one is permanently open.
  • The width of the open door is 73cm.
  • Inside the dance studio there are two level changes which are bypassed by a ramp.
  • Chairs with and without armrests are available.
  • Lighting is moderate to good.

Level Change (Dance Studio)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the dance studio entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the front and centre of the room.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the left of the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 277cm x 178cm (9ft 1in x 5ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available 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 cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.