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Sheavyn House

The University of Manchester, Old Hall Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HP

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or 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 Mauldeth Road.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 250cm (13ft x 8ft).
  • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • The patron does have to cross a road.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is 70m from the venue's entrance.
    • The convenient dropoff point is located outside the entrance
    • The photograph shows the convenient drop off point.

Outside Access

  • 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 88cm (2ft) wide.

Level Change (Outside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 blocks to Sheavyn House and in all 4 blocks the entrances are similar.
    • The entrances all have an intercom and a swipe card system for gaining entry.

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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the left inside the entrance.
    • The bed is 53cm (20in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (11in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 200cm x 268cm (6ft x 8ft).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (16in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 77cm (2ft).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Comments View
    • The desk in the adapted rooms is 75 cm high.
    • The rooms have shared kitchen facilities which have a lowered worktop which is at a height of 80 cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 40m (44yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading past the common room.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 246cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The standard toilet is unisex and also equipped with a bath.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the roll in shower in the adapted bathroom.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the lowered worktop which houses the hob and sink and is in the shared kitchen facilities.

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
    • There are flashing fire alarms in all four buildings.
    • There is a common room equipped with a pool table, chairs and a TV.
    • There is a laundry room which is equipped with low level dryers and front loading washing machines.
    • The photograph shows the laundry room.