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Centre of Independent Living

Unit 11 Brickfields, Huyton Business Park, Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, L36 6HY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include independent living services.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Huyton.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Main Corridor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the main corridor, leading to the assessment rooms.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located at the rear of the building.
    • The facility is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 250cm x 310cm (8ft 2in x 10ft 2in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has not got a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the cubicle.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 187cm x 270cm (6ft 2in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the right as you face the changing place.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located at the rear of the building.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.