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Manor Gardens Centre

6-9 Manor Gardens, Islington, London, N7 6LA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a food distribution hub (the Manor Gardens Co-op), health advocacy, friendship network, and multi-lingual advocacy, delivered through activities, classes, referrals, support groups and workshops.
  • Related link to services available.
  • Https://manorgardenscentre.org/what-we-do/

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Upper Holloway.
  • The nearest underground station is Archway.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the left of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are no 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The dimensions of a typical parking bay are 240cm x 550cm.
    • On street pay and display parking is available outside the main entrance to the centre.

Access Point (Main Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the centre of the building, off Manor Gardens.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a padlock.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located straight ahead after the access point off Manor Gardens.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 123cm (4ft).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 126cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the main entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is between the first and second set of doors.
    • The second set of doors is released by staff.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline immediately after the second set of doors.
    • There is a push button to exit 124cm from the floor.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception has a window which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.

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 welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is only stepped access to the right hand side of the building on the first floor.
    • Refer to the Level Change (First Floor) section in this guide for further details.

Counter (Welcome Area)

  • The counter is 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The counter is used for making enquiries and receiving information.

Welcome Area

  • The Welcome Area is on the left after reception, through the door.
  • The area is a social and collaboration space set up for reception, socialisation and consultation.
  • There is a service counter at a surface height 89cm from the floor.
  • Drinks and snacks are available at the discretion of staff.
  • There is an internet connected computer available for visitor use.
  • There is bench seating, adjustable height office chairs, and seating with armrests.
  • There are tables with undersides 73cm from the floor.

Lift (Standard)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the building, through the welcome area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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.
  • Comments View
    • The buttons marked 1 and 2 overcome the stairs between the different levels in the staff area on the first floor.
    • The button marked 3 is for access to the second floor.

Lift (Stairlift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the main entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 70cm x 70cm (2ft 4in x 2ft 4in).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the right hand side of the building on the first floor.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the first floor at the stairs landing.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Level Change (First Floor Staff Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the staff area to the left of the building, between lower and upper levels on the first floor.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • 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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the building, through the welcome area.
    • 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 by sliding (Bi-Fold).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 230cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is 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 the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 sanitary, non-infectious waste and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 111cm from the floor.
  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 109cm (3ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

Standard Toilet(s) (Staff First Floor)

Standard Toilet(s) (Staff Second Floor)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.