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Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau

6-10 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9AQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Blackpool.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Blackpool North.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times (Face to Face)

  • Monday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The above times are for reception service, Gateway and pre-booked appointments.

Opening Times (Telephone Advice Service)

  • Monday 10:00 - 15:00.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located off Whitegate Drive.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

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 medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 137cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 205cm x 260cm (6ft 9in x 8ft 6in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 78cm (2ft 7in) high.
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 70cm (2ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.
  • The venue provides Outreach advice sessions at the NHS Walk in Centre at the Whitegate Health Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17:15 till 20:00pm. The last appointment is 19:15 This is by appointment only and needs to be made via the NHS Walk in Centre reception desk in person or by telephone on 01253 655871.