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Woolwich Common Youth Hub

Block 2, Nightingale Place, Woolwich, London, SE18 4HX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include dance studio, ICT rooms, craft room, sports hall, recording studio, clinic, classroom, kitchen, games room.
  • Comments View
    • Please see the centre website for full details of the sessions and courses run.
    • The centre is also used during the day by the Charlton Youth Achievement Foundation which offers alternative education provisions.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Plumstead.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Woolwich Arsenal.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is shared with the residential block.
    • There are moderate slopes across the area of the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The double doors are opened when the centre is open to young people.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show the sports hall, the computer study area and the games area.
    • There is a second computer area which is used for gaming.

Standard Changing Room (Studio)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the dance studio.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the games room.
    • 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 door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 190cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Comments View
    • The club is for young people age 10 (year 6) -19 or 25 with SEN.
    • The picture shows the teaching kitchen.