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Lord Nelson

Southampton, SO19 7GA

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Introduction

  • The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is a registered charity that owns and operates Lord Nelson and Tenacious. These are the only two tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals. .
  • Tall ship sailing holidays with the JST provide everyone the thrill and adventure of life at sea and you can be involved in almost every activity on board. Take the helm, set the sails and keep watch, all regardless of your physical ability and previous sailing knowledge.
  • The trust offer extra bursary funding and fundraising advice for those individuals who might struggle to afford the full voyage cost. .
  • Voyage crew members are put into one of four teams, called Watches, that take it in turns to be responsible for various tasks on board including keeping watch, even at night. Each watch includes an experienced watch leader who will work with people and be their link with the permanent crew. Between them, they ensure that people are given tasks that suit their individual strengths and that they have the information necessary to fulfil them whether it is handling the sails or galley duty.
  • On board ship an individual may be assigned a 'buddy'. A buddy is another crew member who will be their companion on the voyage, and together they will discover how to sail the ship. .
  • There are eight cabins on each ship for wheelchair users and their buddies. Bathrooms are shared and include some facilities required for those with limited mobility, including four clos-o-mat toilets. .

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Southampton.
  • The nearest mainline station is Southampton.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The Lord Nelson does not have its own car park.
  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • There is a large area next to the ship in which it is possible to park for the purposes of dropping off only.
  • This area has a concrete surface and has no marked parking bays.

Access To The Ship

  • Access to the ship is via a gangway which is approximately 74cm in width.
  • The gangway has rope handrails available.
  • The gradient of the gangway varies according to the tide.
  • There is a deep step at either end of the gangway.
  • Permanent crew always assist wheelchair users on to the ship.
  • The gangway gives access to the bridge.
  • There are specific times for embarking and disembarking.

The Bridge

  • The bridge is the platform from where the ship is commanded.
  • The bridge has an adjustable chair, talking compass and a joystick which can be used as an easier alternative to the steering wheel.
  • The chair can also be moved laterally and there are Unwin clamps for wheelchairs users.

On Deck

  • There are tactile strips along the decks to aid people with visual impairments.
  • There is braille signage in some areas of the ship.
  • There are also arrows on handrails to direct people.
  • There are pulley hoists and safety harnesses available so that wheelchair users can access the first platform on the masts without transferring.

Level Change (Well Deck and Chart Room)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the well deck from the bridge.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • The chart room is located on the well deck.
    • There is a 4cm threshold leading into the chart room.

Lift (Well Deck and Chart Room)

  • This lift gives access to the well deck and chart room from the bridge.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is 10m (11yd) from the gangway.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 0.84m x 1.1m (2ft 9in x 3ft 7in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

Level Change (Chart Room Lobby)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the lobby from the chart room.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow step between the chart room lobby and the lower deck.
    • A portable ramp (width 100cm) can be provided to overcome this level change.

Lift (Chart Room Lobby)

  • This lift is gives access to the chart room lobby from the chart room.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 0.76m x 1.2m (2ft 5in x 3ft 11in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Upper Mess)

  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • Comments View
    • The upper mess is where main meals are eaten.
    • There are sloped thresholds leading into the upper mess from the lower deck.
    • The upper mess has fixed tables but the end ones are height adjustable.
    • There are bench seats and unwin clamps for wheelchair users.
    • There are no chairs with armrests.
    • A professional cook and a cook's assistant produce three cooked meals a day.
    • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for if detailed in the voyage booking form.
    • Plastic cups, plastic cutlery and drinking straws are available on request.
    • Assistance can be provided if necessary.
    • There is a television in the upper mess which has subtitles.

Level Change (Lower Mess - Companionway Steps)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located between the upper mess and lower mess.
  • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Lower Mess - Companionway Steps)

  • The lift gives access between the upper mess and the lower mess.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 0.75m x 1m (2ft 5in x 3ft 3in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

Accommodation

  • The voyage crew sleep in bunks on the lower deck.
  • Males sleep on one side of the lower deck and females on the other.
  • Wheelchair users have cabin bunks which are 60cm high.
  • Lee cloth bunk guards are available to prevent people falling from bunks when sleeping.
  • Unwin fastener strips are fitted in front of the bunks to secure wheelchairs.
  • Vibrating alarms are available on request.
  • Personal whistles are available to alert people if voyage crew require assistance.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Lower Mess)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 56cm (1ft 10in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 56cm (1ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • The bar is located in the lower mess.
    • Voyage crew can help themselves to drinks and cold snacks as displayed.

Accessible Toilet (Clos-o-mat)

  • 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 tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the lower deck.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 110cm x 170cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 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 not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external 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.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the flip down seat is 40cm in the Clos-o-mat cubicle and 56cm in the lower deck cubicle.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Mess)

  • 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 Braille and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the accommodation area on the lower deck.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 132cm x 190cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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
    • These details are for the male accessible toilet.
    • There is an identical female toilet on the opposite side of the accomodation area, except that the transfer space is to the right of the seat.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the toilet doorways.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • Assistance dogs can not be accommodated on a voyage.
    • A portable hearing loop is available on the lower deck.
    • Braille plans of the ship are available on board.