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Welkin Halls of Residence

Welkin Campus, University of Brighton, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7UN

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Welkin Campus.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Eastbourne.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 780cm (9ft 2in x 25ft 7in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 60m (66yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is 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 78cm (2ft 7in) 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 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 6 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 155.
    • The width of the door to the room is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 355cm x 420cm (11ft 8in x 13ft 9in).
    • The bed is 53cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 36cm (1ft 2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) 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 210cm x 208cm (6ft 11in x 6ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • 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 flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • 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 sink in the adapted bathroom and the sink in the kitchen are both adjustable in height.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right hand side as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 2m (6ft 7in) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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.