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Squirrels

1 The Drive, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9JT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Short Breaks Children's Respite (Children's Home).
  • Comments View
    • This unit offers short and longer term breaks and respite care for up to 6 children.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.

Location

  • The nearest National Rail station is Wellingborough.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking (Staff Blue Badge Bay)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 506cm (7ft 7in x 16ft 7in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Garden Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet, vinyl, and wood.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • This information refers to the 6 bedrooms for the children.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 2.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 110cm x 325cm (3ft 7in x 10ft 8in).
    • The bed is 57cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 35cm (1ft 2in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Teletext/subtitles are available.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Mobile hoists are available and Ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Comments View
    • All rooms have height adjustable beds.
    • The doors into all bedrooms have a second opening, 50cm wide.
    • All rooms are fitted with ceiling tracking hoists.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Clinic Room)

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The room surveyed was Clinic Room.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is not a chair.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Changing Places (Partial)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • The facility is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 224cm x 220cm (7ft 4in x 7ft 3in).
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the bench is 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 38cm (1ft 3in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on the right.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are not available at the sink.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the cubicle.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single, light door that opens inwards.
    • It is 76cm wide.

Accessible Bathroom

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • It was possible to access the bathroom during the survey.
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 250cm x 320cm (8ft 2in x 10ft 6in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 79cm (2ft 7in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • The height is adjustable.
    • A hoist is available.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • 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 walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)