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Hulme Hall of Residence

The University of Manchester, Oxford Place, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5RR

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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.

Parking

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

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 88cm (2ft) wide.

Level Change (Front Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the path to the side entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 160cm (5ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

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 - 3.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are stairs located at either end of the building and the details are the same for both sets of stairs.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Accommodation (Oaklands 01.24)

  • 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 next to the side entrance.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 24.
    • The width of the door to the room is 90cm (2ft).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 450cm (8ft x 14ft).
    • 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.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a low study desk and a kitchen with lowered work surfaces .
    • Assistance dogs are not 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 outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (18in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 66cm (2ft).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is no seat.
    • There are handrails available.
  • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 0 accessible rooms with baths.
    • There are 1 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • 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
    • The room opposite the adapted room can be reserved if the disabled person has a carer with them.
    • Vibrating pillows can be requested through the Disability Support Office.

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 photograph shows the kitchen facilities in the accessible accommodation. .