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Lemington Centre

Tyne View, Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8RZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a community centre, children's centre, a walk-in centre, healthy living centre, a gymnasium and a cafe.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blaydon.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the right of the centre entrance.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 420cm (11ft 2in x 13ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) 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 between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • 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 venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music/noise.
  • Music/noise is played in certain areas, at various times.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Garden Area

  • There is a moderate ramp with no handrails leading up to the garden area.
  • There are 8 deep steps with handrails on both sides leading up to the garden area.
  • The ramp bypasses the steps.

Outside Access (Liz's Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 218cm (7ft 2in) wide.

Inside Access (Liz's Cafe)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music/noise.
  • Music/noise is played behind the service counter.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Liz's Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 63cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 63cm (2ft 1in).
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Plastic cups, cutlery and drinking straws are avaliable on request.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

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 (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer to the left of the reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 138cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the first floor lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is by the company.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The Fitness Suite is open:
    • Monday : 8am – 7.30pm
    • Tuesday: 8am – 7.30pm
    • Wednesday: 8am – 8pm
    • Thursday: 8am – 7.30pm
    • Friday: 8am – 6pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 1pm.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing rooms are located within the male and female standard toilets area.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • 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 Braille , pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter the main corridor.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 195cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the left hand side of the right hand corridor.
    • The female toilets are 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located at the rear of the main corridor on the right.
    • The male toilets are 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the male and female standard toilet area.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the side and back of the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.