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Ladywood Sure Start Children's Centre

9 Plough and Harrow Road, Ladywood, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8UR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include children centre rooms on the ground floor and offices and two training rooms on the first floor.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Ladywood.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Fiveways.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the back 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 345cm x 460cm (11ft 4in x 15ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 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 slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is block paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the pavement to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing loop is fixed in one of the training rooms.
    • The photographs show the children's centre and one of the training rooms respectively.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 135cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 190cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within all the accessible toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two additional accessible toilets on the ground floor which have a right hand transfer.
    • There is an additional accessible toilet on the first floor with left hand transfer.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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.