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New Eltham Methodist Church and Centre

435-439 Footscray Road, Eltham, London, SE9 3UL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include church, church office, main hall, small hall, 2 meeting rooms and a kitchen with counter to foyer.
  • Comments View
    • The centre has a regular programme of activites such as toddler groups, fitness groups, youth clubs, active retirement club and dance groups.
    • The halls are also available to hire.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park. View
    • The car park is at the side of the venue.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Venue Car Park. View
    • The car park is to the right of the church.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • 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 church intend the hatched area signed as 'no parking' for Blue Badge holders and emergency vehicles.
    • There are standard on street parking bays in the road outside the venue.
    • The bays are restricted to residents only Monday - Friday 9.30 - 11.00.

Outside Access (Church 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Church 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the church building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Centre 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 (Church)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Church)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located across the entire seating area of the church.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The floor slopes down from the foyer doors towards the front of the church.
    • There is a level area at the front.

Level Change (Entrance to Church From Centre)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the centre foyer.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • Comments View
    • This route can be bypassed by using a step-free route from the front-right of the church through to the corridor near to the two meeting rooms and the accessible toilet.
    • There is ramped access from that area back to the centre foyer.

Inside Access (Centre)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance 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
    • There is level access to the large and small halls, church office, foyer coffee bar and standard toilets.
    • There is ramped access to the two meeting rooms and accessible toilet.

Level Change (Ramp to meeting rooms and accessible toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the main hall entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the end of the ramp, next to the small meeting rooms.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 290cm (4ft 11in x 9ft 6in).
    • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot 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 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access from the church to the corridor next to the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wheelchair available to borrow from the church office.