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Forest Gate Youth Zone

Newham College of Further Education, 1 Woodford Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0DH

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Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The nearest mainline station is Wanstead Park Rail.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Stratford.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the back 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 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (55yd) from the main 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • 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 medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Door to Forest Gate Learning Zone)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just before the door.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Lift

  • The lift is located in the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 150cm (3ft 7in 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the 1st floor.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 185cm (4ft 5in x 6ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • 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 the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 37cm (1ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 117cm (3ft 10in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 77cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located through the sports hall.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd) from the Main Reception.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of 1st floor.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located inside the changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Standard Shower)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just before the showers.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

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.
  • The venue part of any local or national disability are not initiatives.
  • Comments View
    • The 1st photograph shows the door that links the Forest Gate Youth Zone and Forest Gate Learning Zone.
    • The 2nd shows the dance studio located on 1st floor.