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Albert Court

223 London Road, Liverpool, L3 8JD

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Introduction

  • The venues incorporates 4 accommodation blocks A,B,C and D, a laundry, common room, leisure facilities, swimming pool and management office.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Liverpool.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Lime Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 2m (6ft 7in) from the lift.
    • The furthest designated bay is 14m (15yd) from the lift.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Fitness Suite)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Accommodation Block B)

  • 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 11in) 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 11in) wide.

Level Change (Accommodation Block B)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the courtyard to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is easy/moderate ramped access to each of the blocks.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the pavement to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Reception (Main)

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Fitness Suite)

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • 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 a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the block entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 5.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • There is not 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 lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 26 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located all accessible by lift.
    • The bed is 53cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm (0ft 0in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 190cm x 240cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There are not mirrors.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.The room viewed is 14 B.
    • The width of the door is 82 cm.
    • The clear floor space is 200 cm x 300 cm.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with residents in the adapted accommodation.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located at the poolside.
  • The accessible changing room is 39m (43yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the swimming pool.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Fitness Suite)

  • 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 39m (43yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the poolside.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from any member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 235cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 the left.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 107cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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Standard Toilet(s) (Fitness Suite)

Additional Info

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
  • Comments View
    • All staff receive disability awareness training.
    • Documents can be requested in Braille.
    • Documents can be requested in large print.
    • Registered assistance dogs are welcomed.
    • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
    • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
    • Portable loops can be requested from the Disability team on 0151 904 6052.
    • All entrances to accommodation blocks are single, automatic push-pad operated.
    • The photograph shows a typical entrance to an accommodation block.
    • Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the toilet and wash basin in the adapted room.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the ramp leading to the main entrance.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the poolside adapted shower.

Additional Info

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