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Horton Haven - West Cottage

4 Haven Drive, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 7HA

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2022.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 120cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Horton Haven site is situated to the North West of Epsom town centre. The site is located off Horton Lane and Chantilly Way and is accessed via Abbotts Avenue and Haven Way respectively.
    • Standard and Blue Badge parking is located onsite.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is located on Abbotts Avenue approximately 175m from the site. The E9 and E10 services operate here.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station to the Horton Haven site is Epsom. The Horton Haven site is 1.8 miles from the train station via Chantilly Way (6 min drive).
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request and Makaton on request.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front and side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.

Opening Times (Visiting Hours)

  • Access is by appointment only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located directly in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a grab handle to the left of the door to help with the steps.

Inside Access

  • There is level access once inside.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Inpatient Accommodation

  • There are 4 standard rooms.
  • The door opening width for the flat/room surveyed is 75cm+.
  • The type of flooring in the flat/room surveyed is vinyl/laminate.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the flat/room surveyed is fair.
  • Bedside storage is available.

Room / Area (Dining Room)

  • There is / are 1 room(s) / area(s) available.
  • There is level access to the room / area.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the room / area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not height adjustable.
  • There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room / area does have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room / area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Room / Area (Kitchen/Utility)

  • There is / are 1 room(s) / area(s) available.
  • There is not level access to the room / area.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the room / area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not a chair.
  • The room / area does have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room / area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Kitchen/Utility - Ground Floor Standard Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the utility room.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the kitchen and the utility room and the utility room and the standard toilet.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

Room / Area (Lounge)

  • There is / are 1 room(s) / area(s) available.
  • There is level access to the room / area.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the room / area.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not height adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room / area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Washroom (Shower Room)

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 1 washroom(s) of this type in the building.
    • The washroom surveyed is located ahead from the top of the stairs on the first floor.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 40m from the main entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the washroom surveyed once inside the building.
    • This washroom is shared.
    • There is written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 160cm x 260cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 6in).
    • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • There is a push button alarm system in this washroom.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a coat hook in the washroom.
    • There is a mirror.
    • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the wash basin.
    • The tap type is sensor. It is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 118cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The height of the shower head is 195cm (6ft 5in).
    • The shower control type is sensor.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are not wall-mounted grab rails available for the shower.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The alarm button, to the left of the sink, is 95cm from the floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Staff Only)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, off the utility room.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an emergency alarm button in the standard toilet.
    • The button is 95cm from the floor.

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