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Beacham Close

St Alfege Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8JA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 41 self-contained sheltered flats, a bookable guest flat, communal lounge and laundry room.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include communal garden.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Charlton.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Charlton.

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 front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has moderate and steep slopes across its areas.
    • The access road to the scheme - Beacham Close - has a long moderate slope down towards the building.
    • There is a handrail to the left going up.

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 intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • From the outside the powered door is operated by key fob or by using the intercom.
    • The intercom is 130cm high.
    • There is a push pad to exit.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the car park to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show part of the circulation area and the laundry room.

Outside Access (Foyer Access to Garden)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the rear of the entrance foyer to the garden.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is for residents to access the private garden.

Level Change (Foyer Access to Garden)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the door down to the grass area at the rear of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This area of the garden is grassed and does not have paths.

Communal Lounge

  • The communal lounge is located on the ground floor, to the right of the main entrance.
  • There is a reading area off the main lounge area.
  • The communal lounge has a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to used the hearing system.
  • None of the tables or chairs are fixed.
  • The chairs have armrests.
  • There is a kitchen with serving hatch next to the lounge.
  • The kitchen is used by residents and event organisers.
  • From the lounge there is direct access to a patio with garden furniture.

Outside Access (Lounge Access to Patio)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the lounge to the patio.
  • There is 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 66cm (2ft 2in) wide.

Guest Room

  • The guest room is located on the ground floor.
  • The entrance door is 74cm wide.
  • There is a lounge/ bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
  • The bathroom has a bath, sink and toilet.

Accessible Bathroom

  • Accessible bathroom facilities are 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 written or text signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 270cm x 330cm (8ft 10in x 10ft 10in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin height is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the wash basin.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
  • Bath details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 62cm (2ft).
    • The height is not adjustable.
    • A hoist is available.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There are not handrails available.
  • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar bathroom on the first floor.
    • This bathroom has a bath 48cm high, also with hoist.
    • Both bathrooms have a second flip down seat in a dry area.
    • All the seats have fold down armrests.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The main staircase is opposite the main entrance.
    • There are two similar staircases at each end of the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 230cm (3ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the corridor, approaching the lounge.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There are similar male and female toilets next to each other.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 150cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are drop down rails to both sides of the toilet.
    • Both toilets are fitted with Closomat units.
    • These have a built in wash and dry facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The two toilets described are used by all residents and visitors.

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.