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Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre

5 Brazier's Wood Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0SP

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Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 18:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 610cm (12ft 2in x 20ft 0in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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 in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the public areas.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the centre.
    • The fitness suite is 50m (55yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 116cm (3ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes arm cycle, rowing machines and cable jungle.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the centre.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 46m (50yd) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 139cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located within the standard changing area.
  • The accessible changing room is 94m (103yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 86m (94yd) from the main hall.
  • The accessible changing room is 87m (95yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 147cm x 82cm (4ft 10in x 2ft 8in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are flip down seat 50cm from the ground.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing area.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 199cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • 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 is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 86m (94yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 79m (86yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 85m (93yd) from the main hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.