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Parson's Field

Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3LJ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Durham.
  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is outside Brooks House.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Brooks House entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Brooks House 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 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is also 1 designated bay located outside Refounders House. It has the dimensions 320 x 400cm and is 9 metres from the Refounders House entrance.
    • There is a turning circle next to Fonteyn Court and Parsons Field Court, which can be used as a drop off points for residents there.
  • Comments View
    • There is also 1 designated bay located outside Refounders House. It has the dimensions 320 x 400cm and is 9 metres from the Refounders House entrance.
    • There is a turning circle next to Fonteyn Court and Parsons Field Court, which can be used as a drop off points for residents there.

Outside Access (Brooks House)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Brooks House)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception (Brooks House)

  • The reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Junior Common Room, located on the ground floor of Brooks House, to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
    • It contains seating, a pool table and a TV, and is open to all Parsons' Field residents to use.

Eating and Drinking (Brooks Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Brooks House entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Comments View
    • The Brooks Bar is located on the ground floor of Brooks House, to the left as you enter.
    • It is open to all Parsons' Field residents.

Opening Times (Brooks Bar)

  • Monday 15:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 15:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 15:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 15:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 15:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 15:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 15:00 - 23:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Brooks House entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located just inside the Junior Common Room.
    • There is level access to this 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 218cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 66cm (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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord 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/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accommodation (Brooks House)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to b0.5.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 420cm x 420cm (13ft 9in x 13ft 9in).
    • The bed is 50cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 38cm (1ft 3in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm 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 225cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 42cm (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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • 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 in rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • 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.

Other Floors (Brooks House)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Brooks House)

  • The lift is located beyond the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the brooks entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Outside Access (Refounders)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Refounders)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Accommodation (Refounders)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to f16.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The width of the door to the room is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 255cm x 360cm (8ft 4in x 11ft 10in).
    • The bed is 52cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 38cm (1ft 3in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 225cm x 270cm (7ft 5in x 8ft 10in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 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 not mirrors.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 fixed.
    • The shower seat height is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Fonteyn Court Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the central courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an intercom at this entrance. The controls are 117-126cm high.
    • There is an identical entrance further along this building (shown in photograph 2).
    • The central courtyard is the area outside Fonteyn Court and Parsons Field Court.

Level Change (Fonteyn Court Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Parsons Field Court Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the central courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance further along the building (shown in photograph 2).

Level Change (Parsons Field Court Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.