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Balmoral Road Social Work Centre

9 Balmoral Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 1HL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Balmoral Road Day Centre.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

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.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 500cm x 350cm (16ft 5in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bays are located at the front of the building and the main car park is at the rear.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to 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.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Day Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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 allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Changing Places

  • The facility is located to the right as you enter.
  • The facility is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is level access to the facility.
  • The facility surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
  • 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 is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 350cm x 360cm.
  • The ceiling height is not 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.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The facility toilet is corner.
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
  • As you face the toilet the vertical grab rail is on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is fair.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is a lever flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 101cm.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • There is not an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • The shower head is hand held.
  • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
  • There is no seat for the shower.
  • There is not a vertical grab rail for the shower.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • The height of the wash basin is 75cm.
  • 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 the left.
  • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 99cm.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further Changing Places facility further round, shown in photographs 5 to 8.
    • The hoist covers the toilet and changing bench only there.

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter, at the rear of the reception foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • There are separate female and male toilets.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 196cm x 210cm (6ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 79cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 80cm.
    • 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 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 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical accessible toilet cubicles within both the standard female and male toilets.
    • The male toilet is shown in photograph 1.
    • The female toilet is shown in photograph 2.
    • There is a further accessible toilet in the Day Centre to the right of the building, with transfer space on the left as shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 on the left as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left as you enter.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested 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.