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Energise

Cornlands Road, Acomb, York, YO24 3DX

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in York.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is York.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located next to the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 525cm (9ft 10in x 17ft 3in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 250m (273yd 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of main entrance.

Outside Access

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Better Energise Leisure Centre'.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The bell/buzzer is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
  • There is not a door release button when exiting.
  • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Community Room)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a 2cm threshold at this entrance.
    • This facility currently houses 'The Autism Hub' run by the national charity United Response.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 12/04/2022.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Coffee Bar)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks and sandwiches.
  • Comments View
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 8 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the rear of the foyer.
    • The fitness suite is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The opening is 150cm wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
  • Comments View
    • The doors are push pad operated.

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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional changing rooms on the 1st floor and a studio, together with an ICT room.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the reception foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 145cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room (Swimming Pool)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The facility is 45m (49yd 8in) from the the main accessible entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The door is not push pad activated.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip-down seat.
  • Comments View
    • Detailed measurements unable to be taken at time of survey due to maintenance work (fitting of emergency alarm).

Standard Changing Room (Male and Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 28m (31yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the foyer.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the rear of the foyer.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shower cubicles which has been fitted with horizontal grab rails.

Standard Toilet(s) (Swimming Pool)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the female changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the male changing room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the unisex standard changing room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Accessible Toilet (Foyer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the foyer.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 230cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste 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 47cm (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 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Swimming Pool (Hydrotherapy Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Changing Places (1)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located Hydrotherapy Pool.
    • The facility is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the the main accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is not push pad activated.
    • The width of the door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 370cm x 375cm (12ft 2in x 12ft 4in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet has a transfer space on both sides.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 290cm (9ft 6in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Comments View
    • Our understanding is the Hydrotherapy facility is solely operated by York City Council Social Services. The WC acts as a changing room for the Hydrotherapy pool.
    • There are baby changing facilities with a drop down table of 60cm x 40cm dimension and 88cm from ground level when extended.

Changing Places (2)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located Hydrotherapy Pool.
    • The facility is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the the main entrance.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • The facility is not located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
    • There is level access into the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 367cm x 502cm.
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet has a transfer space on both sides.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 200cm.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 145cm.
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a spatula flush.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 166cm (5ft 5in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the shower rails and wall.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • There is a {Dropdown{ colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste and sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the facility.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 175cm and 175cm from the floor.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Our understanding is the Hydrotherapy facility is solely operated by York City Council Social Services. The Accessible Toilet acts as a changing room for the Hydrotherapy Pool.
    • There are baby changing facilities with a drop down table 88cm from ground level when extended.

Standard Toilet(s) (Foyer)

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor. Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, turning right on leaving the lift.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the the lift.
  • There is ramped/sloped access into the accessible toilet.
  • This is a female toilet.
  • The toilet is for the use of disabled people and also those needing baby changing facilities.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 93cm.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 223cm x 230cm (7ft 4in x 7ft 7in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 125cm from floor level.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are general waste (with lid) and sanitary disposal units.
  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a high colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a high colour contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a high colour contrast between the hand dryer and the wall.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • The baby change table dimensions are 70cm (Depth) x 30cm (Width) when extended.

Additional Info

  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grounds surrounding the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • The venue also provides a Crechehttps://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/york/energise/energise-creche.

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