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St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing - Raymede Clinic / Westside Contraception Services

Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing is located to the west of Central London, just off Ladbroke Grove (B450).
    • There is Blue Badge and pay and display parking available on site for visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • London Bus routes 7 (Oxford Circus to East Acton) and 316 (Cricklewood to White City) stop on St Mark's Road, to the rear of the hospital site. The 316 also stops on Barlby Road, close to the site, along with the 70 (Chiswick to South Kensington). The following routes also stop on Ladbroke Grove, close to the hospital site:- 23 (Westbourne Park to Liverpool Street Station) 52 (Victoria Station to Willesdon) 228 (Central Middlesex Hospital to Maida Vale) 295 (Ladbroke Grove to Clapham Junction) 452 (Kensal Rise to Wandsworth Road Station).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railways station is Paddington, but all of the main London terminal stations can be easily reached via public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is Ladbroke Grove, on the Circle and Hammersmith and City Line. Kensal Green tube station, on the Bakerloo Line and London Overground, is also relatively close to the site.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:15 - 16:00.
  • Monday 17:30 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 09:15 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 09:15 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 19:30.
  • Thursday 09:15 - 19:30.
  • Friday 09:15 - 14:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Bus Stop(s) and Drop-off Point(s)

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located outside the Mental Health Centre, to the right of this unit as you face it.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 200cm x 540cm (6ft 7in x 17ft 9in).
    • There is not a 1200mm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • Visitors pay and display parking is available on the main hospital drive. Staff parking is located at the rear of Main Hospital Building, off Exmoor Street.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the side of the Main Hospital Building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Getting Around The Building

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is laminate.
    • There is flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels of at least 100 lux at floor level, were recorded in all corridors surveyed.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the reception / waiting area.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is a/are waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).
  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area(s).
  • There is not a/are not flashing fire alarm beacon(s) within the waiting area(s).
  • There are waiting areas in the reception areas, just inside the main entrance, and towards the far end of the corridor, nearer the clinic rooms.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in toilet area off corridor just past the reception / waiting area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 230cm (7ft 5in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • The toilet has a non slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, clinical waste and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
    • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 103cm (3ft 5in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located next to the accessible toilet.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the right hand side only.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard toilet just before Clinic Room 1.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The shared standard toilet containing the baby change table, just before Clinic Room 1, has no grabrails (photograph 3).
    • There is another shared standard toilet at the very end of the corridor, with a horizontal grabrail to the right and a drop down rail to the left (photograph 4).

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