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Anson Road Community Rehabilitation Unit

3 - 3A Anson Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5BY

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Summary

  • This is a rehabilitation service.
  • Services within the building include: a male only low security 24-hour rehabilitation service.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Anson Road Community Rehabilitation Unit is located to the south of Manchester on the A34. From the M56 take junction 1 for the A34 towards Manchester City Centre, Didsbury. Continue along the A34 for approximately 3 miles. At the roundabout take the first exit and then the second exit at the next roundabout to stay on the A34. The unit is located on the left after approximately 1.3 miles. From the M60 take junction 1 onto the A5145 towards Didsbury. After approximately 1.9 miles turn right onto the A34 towards Manchester City Centre. Continue along the A34 for approximately 2.2 miles. At the roundabout take the first exit and then the second exit at the next roundabout to stay on the A34. The unit is located on the left after approximately 1.3 miles.
    • There is limited on site parking at the rear of the building, off Daisy Bank Road. The nearest public car park is Hathersage Road Multi Storey Car Park, which is approximately 230m from the unit.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stops are Daisy Bank Road which is served by buses 50, 51, and 751, and Hathersage Road (Stop P) which is served by bus 50. The unit is less than 100m from the bus stops.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Ardwick, which is 1.2 miles from the unit. There are no direct bus links between the station and unit, however local taxis are available.
  • 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, different languages on request and audio on request.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow to use around the building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • Home visits services are available.

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 rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
  • 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 not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Opening Times

  • 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 ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The main 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 96cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the left hand side of the building, including the accessible toilet and accessible rooms.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2 and is in the doorway between the dining room and the pool room.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the pool room leading to the ground floor accommodation.
    • The width of the ramp or slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 3 and 4 and is in the doorway from the pool room to the corridor leading to the ground floor accommodation, accessible toilet, and resident toilet.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails are not provided in corridors.
    • Seating is provided in some corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage and Wayfinding View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the lounges and pool room.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Day Room / Lounge Area (Lounge 1)

  • There is a day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is approximately 6m from the Main Entrance.
  • There is level access into the day room/lounge area.
  • The day room/lounge area is always open.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the day room/lounge 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are sofas and also a mixture of single seats with and without armrests.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar lounges on the ground floor.
    • Lounge 2 is located to the left hand side of the building.

Kitchen (Kitchen 2)

  • The kitchen is located along the corridor to the left on entering, off the dining room.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 92cm (3ft).
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 similar kitchens on the ground floor.
    • Kitchens 1 and 2 are off the dining room.
    • Kitchen 3 is located to the left hand side of the building.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are accommodation on the first floor.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located between the first and second set of doors at the entrance.
    • There is a similar set of stairs at the left hand side of the building which gives access to floors G, 1, 2.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, to the rear left of the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 314cm x 212cm (10ft 4in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 247cm (8ft 1in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • 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 116cm.
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s) (Resident Toilets)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located to the left hand side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m from the Main Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.

Standard Toilet(s) (Visitor Toilets)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located along the corridor to the right on entering the building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m from the Main Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • These toilets require unlocking by a member of staff.