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St John's Halls (En Suite Extra)

St John's Halls, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 2 blocks - A E Housman and Elizabeth Barret Browning.
  • These halls are located on the St Johns Campus. There are several other car parks available on the St John's Campus. Please see the separate guide for more details regarding parking on the campus.
  • Related link St John's Campus Car Parks.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/st-john-s-campus-car-parks

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Worcester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Worcester Foregate Street.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The St Johns Campus is a 1 mile walk from Worcester Foregate Street station.

Parking (Car Park M - Long Stay)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located behind the Elizabeth Barrett Building of St John's Halls.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 560cm (11ft 10in x 18ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the St John's Halls - Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1-6 Entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the St John's Halls - Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1-6 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This car park is pay and display and permit holder parking.

Outside Access (Elizabeth Barret Browning - Flats 1-6)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • An Access Card is required to use this entrance.
    • The Access Card reader is 100 cm high.
    • All other entrances are identical to this.

Level Change (Elizabeth Barret Browning - Flats 1-6)

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

Outside Access (Laundry)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre of the halls area opposite Vesta Tilley block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Laundry)

  • 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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Elizabeth Barret Browning - Flats 1-6)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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 (Elizabeth Barret Browning - Flats 1-6)

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 117cm x 140cm (3ft 10in 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accommodation (A E Housman and Elizabeth Barret Browning)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 10 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to A E Housman and Elizabeth Barret Browning.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 1F.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 240cm x 500cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The bed is 60cm (1ft 12in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an accessible wardrobe and accessible window openers.
    • 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 208cm x 250cm (6ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is 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.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 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 the left.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • The 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 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.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 10 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the flats contain shared kitchens that have a lowered sink, hob and surface.
    • Flat 2F in the Elizabeth Barret Browning Block has sensor taps on the lowered sink.
    • There are 4 accessible rooms on the ground floor of each block and there is 1 accessible room on the first floor of each block.
    • All accessible rooms, and all flats containing accessible rooms, have automatic doors operated by Access Cards. The card readers are all approximately 106cm high.
    • All standard rooms have turning circle for wheelchair users and some rooms have had flip down seats and handrails fitted.

Accessible Toilet (Elizabeth Barret Browning - Flats 1-6)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There are 2 accessible toilets in each block. The accessible toilets for Flats 1-6 in both blocks have the transfer space on the right hand side. The accessible toilets for Flats 7-12 in both blocks have the transfer space on the left hand side. The doors into the toilets are touchpad assisted automatic doors and are also locked via touchpad.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 220cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The St John's campus has 3 assistance dog toilets, one to the side of Woodbury, one between the Thomas Telford Building and the Pershore block of the St John's Halls Standard Accommodation, and one between Bredon Building and Evesham block of the St John's Halls Standard Accommodation.