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North Downham Training Centre

Concept House, 103 Boundfield Road, Downham, London, SE6 1PF

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bellingham.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Walkway - Reception)

  • 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 70cm (2ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Walkway - Reception)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading on to the walkway.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp gives access to a walkway which runs along the outside of the building, giving access to all classrooms.
    • Alternative access to the walkway is via 3 deep steps.
    • There are alternative entrances with door opening widths of 75cm.

Reception

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are a training room.
  • Comments View
    • If a service user can not access the first floor the class will be transferred to the ground floor.

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.
    • The accessible toilet is 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the reception foyer.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 260cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are additional accessible and standard unisex toilets situated off the walkway.
    • The additional accessible toilet has a baby changing facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.
  • Comments View
    • Flashing alarms are provided in the classrooms.
    • Adapted IT facilities are available.
    • The photograph shows the ramp and walkway.