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Social Arts For Education

253 Eltham High Street, Eltham, London, SE9 1TY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 3 teaching rooms, computer area and a kitchen diner.
  • Comments View
    • Social Arts for Education (S.A.F.E.) is a study centre for children who have been withdrawn from mainstream school due to bullying and/or autism and other related conditions.
    • S.A.F.E. teach children from the age of 8 up to 16, depending on tutor availability.
    • Students often have additional needs due to autism, anxiety disorders, fear of social situations and extreme shyness.
    • Opening times may vary - please contact the centre for details of the programme.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 15:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 15:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:00.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 09:30 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Eltham.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline 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 at the back 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 unaided.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The centre has a courtyard which can be used for drop off or short-term parking.
    • Access is via gates on Westmount Road, close to the junction with Eltham High Street.
    • Traffic may make access difficult.
    • The gates would need to be opened in advance of arrival.
    • There is unrestricted on-street parking in the side roads close to the venue.
    • Parking is likely to be limited.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 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 the right going up.

Outside Access (Rear Access Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Westmount Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show the front and rear teaching rooms on the ground floor.

Level Change (Rear Teaching Room)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located from the kitchen into the rear teaching room.
  • 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 medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B- G.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the basement music / relaxation room.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.