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St Andrew's United Reformed Church

Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RQ

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Opening Times

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

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is University of Sheffield.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 117cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate from the footpath to the entrance steps.
    • The gates are double with one locked leaf.
    • The gates are permanently held open and open away from you (push).
    • The clear width of the gates is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the gate.
    • There is a defiblator on the wall to the left of the entance.

Outside Access (Side Entrance- Accessible)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate that opens away from you, which is 130cm wide, to access the front of the ramp/slope at the front of the entrance.

Inside Access

  • 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.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the church and hall during services and some events.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Church Hall

  • The church hall is immediately ahead as you enter via the accessible entrance.
  • The church hall is 3m from the accessible entrance.
  • The doors to the hall are double, heavy, and open towards you (pull).
  • The clear door width is 117cm.
  • There are tables and chairs.
  • The height of the lowest table is 55cm.
  • The height of the highest table is 64cm.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • There are sofas with armrests.
  • There is a fixed loop available in the church hall.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen can be used by groups using the church hall.
  • The kitchen is located ahead and to the left as you enter via the accessible entrance.
  • The kitchen is 4m from the accessible entrance.
  • The door to the kitchen is single, heavy and opens towards you (pull).
  • The clear door width is 76cm.
  • The height of the worktops is 92cm.
  • The height of the steel tables is 84cm.
  • There is a serving hatch to the church hall.
  • The height of the serving hatch is 95cm.
  • The height of the sink is 93cm.
  • The taps are lever mixer.
  • There is a separate hand washing basin.
  • The height of the basin is 90cm.
  • The taps are twist/turn and are not mixer taps.
  • The height to the hob is 93cm.
  • The height to the top of the cooker controls is 80cm.
  • The height of the oven door handle is 60cm.
  • The height of the fridge handle is 113-135cm.
  • The height of the highest cupboard handles is 155cm.
  • The height of the lowest cupboard handles is 46cm.

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 372cm (4ft 11in x 12ft 2in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • 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 a/are sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • 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 92cm (3ft).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located along the corridor to the left as you enter via the accessible entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter via the accessible entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.
  • Home visits / services are available.