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Eltham Park Methodist Church

Westmount Road, Eltham, London, SE9 1XX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the church with foyer lounge and kitchen, large hall with kitchenette, and a small hall with a kitchen.
  • Comments View
    • The small hall acts as a link between the church and the large hall.
    • All the spaces are available to hire to outside groups - regular bookings are preferred.
    • Please see the website for details of services and regular events in the halls.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Eltham.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the right of the church hall, off Westmount Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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 step-free route to the halls and the church from the car park is out of the car park and along the pavement of Westmount Road.

Outside Access (Church Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Westmount Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The second set of doors lead into a lobby area.
    • There is a third set of doors from the lobby into the main foyer/cafe area.
    • These doors open away from you (push), are double and 155cm wide.
    • The doors are heavy.

Inside Access (Church)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • Seating within the church is chairs without armrests which can be arranged as required.
    • There are two medium unmarked steps up to the altar area, without handrails.
    • The lecturn and font can be relocated to the main church floor area if required.
    • Large print hymn books are available.
    • Words can be projected onto a screen during services.
    • There is a cafe area with flexible furniture in the foyer leading to the church.
    • There is a kitchen opening off the foyer.
    • There is level access from a door to the front right of the church into a corridor connecting to the small hall.

Accessible Toilet (Church)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the church entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the entrance foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 330cm (5ft 11in x 10ft 10in).
    • There is 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • A cloth towel is generally provided on a hook to the left of the washbasin.

Standard Toilet(s) (Church)

Outside Access (Halls Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from Westmount Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 205cm (6ft 9in).

Level Change (Halls Entrance Gate)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path betweent the entrance gate and the halls main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Halls Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end then to the right of the path from the entrance gate.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).

Outside Access (Large Hall Direct Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is a fire exit, which has to be opened from the inside.
    • It is generally left open at the start and end of sessions in the main hall.

Level Change (Large Hall Direct Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the car park down to the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional unmarked, medium step in the doorway.

Inside Access (Halls)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access from the halls main entrance to the main hall and toilets.
    • The small hall (photograph 3) has a serving hatch to the large kitchen (photograph 4).

Level Change (Access to Small Hall)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the foyer from the halls main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Accessible Toilet (Halls)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the halls main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the lobby, opposite the halls main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 210cm (6ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Halls)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.