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Evelyn Children's Centre

231 Grove Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3PZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include training room, stay and play/ crèche room, counselling room.
  • Related link The Children's Society.
  • Comments View
    • This centre is one of a number managed by the Children's Society.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Deptford.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Surrey Quays.
  • The nearest underground station is Canada Water.
  • Comments View
    • There are bus stops immediately outside and opposite the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the side of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 500cm (14ft x 16ft).
  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 15in) from the the side entrance.
  • 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate to enter the car park, which is normally kept locked.
    • Visitors requiring access to the car park will need to contact the centre in advance or on arrival and request a staff member to unlock the gate.

Outside Access (Main Gate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and after the gate.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic sliding doors are operated by reception staff following contact via the intercom.
    • The intercom is 115cm high.
    • To exit, the door is operated by reception staff or by push pad which is 160cm high.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the car park into the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (3yd 11in) from the the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the training room and the playroom.
    • Activities at the centre include stay and play, parenting classes, job seeking and ESOL courses.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd 4in) from the the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 82cm (2ft).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 180cm (4ft x 5ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 49cm (19in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft) high.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft) high.
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet pan is fitted centrally in the room, giving 54cm space to the left.
    • There is a drop down rail in this space.
    • There is 105cm in front of the toilet.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located off the main corridor, on the right.
  • The accessible changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the the main entrance.
  • The vending machine controls {Radio} within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 200cm x 250cm (6ft x 8ft).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails, and a changing table.
  • There is level access to the changing room.
  • Comments View
    • There is a free-standing, moveable changing table, which is height adjustable.
    • The table is intended for children and is 120cm long. The table could be moved into the shower area.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (18in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The shower controls are 135cm high.
    • There is a standard height (89cm) washbasin in the same room.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located off the main corridor.
    • The female and male toilets are 16m (17yd 19in) from the the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the children's toilet off the creche.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • Staff are available for family support and outreach home visits.