Access Statement – Our Apartments at Elizabeth House

On arrival to the front door, there are 4 steps from the street into the hallway, which is carpeted. There are rails either side of the steps. The lighting in the hall is turned on by a push button, which turns itself off. Each landing has a button to turn the lighting on in the whole of the hallway.

Apartment one is on the ground floor and is accessed from the hall. The flooring in apartment 1 is a combination of carpet, laminate flooring or lino. There is a separate toilet in apartment 1 with lino flooring. The shower room with sink and shower is on the opposite side of the hall. The shower cubicle has a small lip to the shower tray, and the flooring is lino. The kitchen has a lino flo and provides access to the outside patio area (and rear access to the property)which has a step into the patio area and one step into the access lane, at the rear of the property.

To access the second floor there are 12 steps onto a half landing (where there is one step into The Studio Apartment 4). There are rails either side of the wall.

The Studio Apartment 4 has a combination of carpet and lino flooring. On accessing the front door to the apartment, there is a small hall which allows access to the shower/toilet room. The shower is raised off the floor and has one step to gain entry. From the hall into the living room, there is one step, the rest of the apartment is on the flat.

From the half landing to the first floor, there 5 steps with access to Apartment 2. There is a rail on one side of the stairs.

Apartment 2 has a small hallway on entry, with three doors. The first door gives access to the shower room which has a lino floor. The shower is raised off the floor and there is one step to gain entry. The second door gives access to the bedroom, with a carpeted floor. The third door leads to the lounge/kitchen, which has a combination of carpet and lino.

From the first floor to the second floor, there are 9 steps to a half landing and 6 steps to the front door of Apartment 3. There is a rail on one side of the stairs.

Apartment 3 has a small carpeted hall on entry, with door to a shower room which is lino floored. Opposite the shower room is a door leading to a toilet room with lino, second door to the double bedroom which is carpeted, and third door to carpeted lounge where access to the kitchen is gained. The kitchen has a lino floor. Access to the second twin bedroom is from the entrance hallway inside Apartment 3, there are 9 steps to a half landing and 7 steps, plus one final single to the bedroom, which is carpeted, and there is a rail on one side of the staircase.

If you have any questions about access to and around Sandpiper House or Elizabeth House Apartments, please call us on 01947 600246 to discuss.