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Ouseburn Farm

Ouseburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PA

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About this venue

Ouseburn Farm is a charity and working community farm in the urban heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. This is a place for growing. Plants, fruit and veg, animals, but most of all, people. We cultivate joy here. And learning. We nurture self-confidence and a sense of belonging. You’ll feel it as soon as you walk through our door. Lives are being enriched. Needs are being nourished. It couldn’t happen without our volunteers. Or your donations. We’re a charity. Run for people, not for profits. A community-spirited place where everyone is welcome. And valued. This is a happy place. A wholesome place. A human place.

Access Guide

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2022.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is a hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 120cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Cafe, Kitchen, Classrooms, Gift Shop and Small Animal House.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Farmyard and Gardens.
  • Comments View
    • The venue offers provision of wellbeing services for adults with autism and learning difficulties.
    • The services include animal care, horticulture, cookery, creative workshops, art and drama.

Opening Times (Farm)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Opening Times (Cafe)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located beyond the Access Point - Left.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 venue car park is for staff and Blue Badge holders only, photograph 1
    • There are no marked Blue Badge bays within the car park.
    • Photograph 2 shows a on street Blue Badge bay at the front of the venue.
    • Photograph 3 shows the on street electric parking bay at the front of the venue.
    • Photograph 4 shows the on street Car Club parking bay at the front of the venue.

Access Point (Access Point Left)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Ouseburn Street to the left of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Access Point (Access Point - Right)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Ouseburn Road to the right of the venue.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This access point leads directly to the garden and seating area.
    • The slope and path beyond the access point is loose pebbles.

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 allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Outside Access (Gift Shop and Small Animals House)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located beyond the Access Point - Right.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Gift Shop and Small Animal House

  • The height of the shop counter is 91cm, as seen in photograph 1.
  • There are various cages and tanks beyond the counter with birds, small mammals and turtles.

Outside Access (Cafe)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue - between Access Points Left and Right.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad to open the second entrance door that was not working on the day of the surveyor's visit, 19/01/22.
    • The height of the push pad is 100cm.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 62cm (2ft).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The Café is located on the first floor of the main building.
    • The Café can also be located by the lift in the main building.

Garden

  • The garden is beyond the Right Access Point.
  • There is outdoor seating in the stepped area of the garden
  • There are three steps, medium, unmarked steps without handrails with seating on each level.
  • Chairs without handrails and benches are available.
  • The paths in the garden are compact earth and are uneven.
  • There are raised flower and vegetable beds throughout the garden.
  • There are shallow and medium slopes throughout the garden and benches available to rest.

Access Point (Garden to Farmyard Entrance / Exit)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located leading from the garden to the farmyard.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 132cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the access point.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 5cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Farm Yard

  • The surface in the farmyard is block paving.
  • There are animal pens in the farmyard with pigs, cows sheep and chickens.
  • Photographs 7 and 8 show the hand washing area to the left as you face the animal pens.
  • The height of the sink is 100cm with lever taps.
  • The taps are not mixers.

Outside Access (Main Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Farm Yard.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG,G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the cafe and to the right.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG,G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Café Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 150cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 255cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 4in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 93cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 139cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is 5m from the Main Building Entrance.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grass areas opposite the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.