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Oasis Nature Garden

Larkhall Lane, Stockwell, London, SW4 6SP

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Introduction

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    • The nature garden is one of three sites in this neighbourhood managed by Oasis Play.
    • An Inclusion Project operates across all three sites to support disabled children and young people (5 - 16 years) and their siblings.
    • Children/ young people may be supported by a parent or carer.
    • Alternatively, the project can provide support workers on a 1:4 or 1:1 basis.
    • These sessions are free of charge.
    • The project also supports disabled young people, aged 15 - 25, to be project volunteers.
    • Please contact [email protected] for details.
    • The nature garden is for children 5 - 12 years.
    • Under 5's are also welcome with a parent or carer.
    • There are additional day time sessions for under 5's with a carer. .
    • Please see the website for details.
    • Saturdays are family days when all members of the community are welcome.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Wandsworth Road.
  • The nearest underground station is Stockwell.

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 15:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 15:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 15:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 15:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 15:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (School Holidays)

  • Monday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Larkhall Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Nature Garden

  • The nature garden site is generally level or with easy slopes.
  • Paths around the site are mostly firm and wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • Some areas have surfaces of bark chippings, grass or mud.
  • Children are encouraged to experiment and play freely.
  • There are areas for growing plants and vegetables, including a greenhouse.
  • There is access by easy ramp to a 'tree house' play structure (photograph 6).

Outside Access (Play Building - Front 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) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Play Building - Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Play Building - Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, facing the accessible toilet and greenhouse.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Play Building - Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Inside Access (Play Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The play building houses a small play room, staff kitchen, office and the standard toilet.

Level Change (Accessible Changing Room)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the detached building at the rear of the play building.
  • The facility is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance gate.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 220cm x 230cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 accessible changing room has a manual hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Comments View
    • There is a full-size changing place facility and separate accessible toilet in the toilet block of the adventure playground.
    • This is approximately 100m from the nature garden.

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.