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Pilgrim Hall

Pilgrim Hall of Residence, 10 Gilwell Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8BT

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Plymouth.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The car parking is a shared facility used by permit holders only for residents of all halls.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • 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 tarmac.
  • 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.
  • There are 4 designated parking bays available in the car park.

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 main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) 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 is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Flat 6.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 621.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 156cm x 270cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 10in).
    • The bed is 62cm (2ft) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are automatic doors into the flat and the accessible rooms.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 170cm x 205cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 9in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are Stand alone door knock alerting devices, with flashing strobe for hearing impaired which can used in any room.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in ground floor adapted rooms.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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.

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.