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Cally Pool & Gym

229 Caledonian Road, Islington, London, N1 0NH

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Introduction

  • Cally Pool has a 25 metre pool, a 20 metre teaching pool, a fitness suite overlooking both pools and a sauna.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Caledonian Road and Barnsbury.
  • The nearest underground station is Caledonian Road.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:30.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the gym area.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Swimming Pool (Main Pool)

  • There is not 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.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Swimming Pool (Teaching 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 steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 6 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located immediately beyond the main entrance.
    • The fitness suite is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: upper body ergometer and upper body multi-station.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room (Mixed Changing Village)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located mixed changing village.
  • The facility is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 228cm x 255cm (7ft 6in x 8ft 4in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 50cm (1ft 8in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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 wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the bench is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the mixed changing village.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; dropdown rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Mixed Changing Village)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main pool & fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right of the reception area.
  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • This service can be requested.