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Canterbury Court - Pankhurst and Cobden

The University of Manchester, Conyngham Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5BX

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ardwick.
  • Comments View
    • The Pankhurst Buildings are located on the Victoria Park Campus.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 148cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 148cm (4ft).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Accommodation (Cobden Block)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in the corridor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 2.01.
    • The width of the door to the room is 92cm (3ft).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 145cm x 330cm (4ft x 10ft).
    • The bed is 50cm (19in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 180cm x 230cm (5ft x 7ft).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm (2ft).
    • The door is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (16in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 70cm (2ft).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 55cm (21in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The type of shower controls used is lever.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • There are 1 accessible rooms with baths.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Vibrating pillows can be requested through the Disability Support Office.
    • There are 60 rooms of which 2 have been adapted in Cobden and the same in Pankhurst.
    • The details for all of the adapted rooms are the same.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The accommodation in Pankhurst 1 and 2 has a common room which is equipped with chairs, tables and a TV.
    • There are shared kitchen facilities and the worktop is at a lowered height of 75cm.
    • There are 2 lowered sections of worktop, one which houses the hob and one which houses the sink.