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Disabled Access

Please find below the facilities in place at each of the Vale's leisure centres for disabled customers.

 

Disable Access information
  Barry Leisure Centre Cowbridge Leisure Centre Llantwit Major Leisure Centre Penarth Leisure Centre
Designated parking bays Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessible main reception Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fully wheelchair accessible Yes Yes No Yes
Induction loop at reception Yes Yes Yes Yes

Accessible toilets

 

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessible changing rooms Yes Yes No Yes

Poolside hoist

 

Yes Not applicable Yes Yes

Changing room for disabled customers

No Yes No Yes

Barry Leisure Centre

  • Ramped access to the centre.
  • Dropped counter at reception desk.
  • All signage in Braille.
  • There is an accessible lift to the 1st floor.
  • Accessible toilet facilities on both floors.
  • Shallow, stepped access into the small pool with hand rails.
  • The main pool is deck level with a hoist for access.
  • Dedicated changing room at poolside.
  • Much of the Lifestyle gym equipment has Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) accreditation.
  • High contrast equipment for the visually impaired.
  • Arm bikes and resistance equipment is wheelchair accessible.
  • Fitness studio accessible by lift.
  • Most contracted staff have undertaken the Wright Foundation Exercise Referral qualification.
  • Four staff are BACR Cardio level 4 qualified.
  • Part of the National Exercise Referral Scheme with one coordinator and 3 exercise referral professionals.
  • NERS classes throughout the week and a cardiac instructed class on a Tuesday.

 

Cowbridge Leisure Centre

  • Portable induction loop hearing system.
  • Accessible equipment in the Lifestyle studio including visual aids, loop system
  • Induction hearing loop at reception.
  • Braille signage.
  • Automatic doors at entrance building.
  • Lift from ground to first floor.
  • A state-of-the-art 'Changing Place' room.
  • Lift from ground to first floor.
  • Disabled toilets upstairs.
  • Designated disabled parking bays with dropped curbs and ramps into the centre
  • Much of the Lifestyle gym equipment has Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) accreditation.
  • High contrast equipment for the visually impaired.
  • Arm bikes and resistance equipment is wheelchair accessible.
  • Fitness studio accessible by lift.
  • The leisure centre also hosts the Vale of Glamorgan Insight group (for partially sighted people) every other Wednesday from 10.30-12.30.

 

Llantwit Major Leisure Centre

  • Induction hearing loop at reception.
  • Hoist for the pool.
  • Braille signage.
  • Automatic doors at entrance building.
  • Lifestyle gym equipment is accessible for both wheelchair users and the visually impaired.
  • Staff have disability awareness training.
  • We have disabled changing rooms for the pool.
  • Lift from ground to first floor.
  • Disabled toilets downstairs.
  • Designated disabled parking bays.
  • Ramp to access swimming pool changing rooms.

 

Penarth Leisure Centre

  • Designated disabled parking bays with dropped curbs and ramps into the centre.
  • Automatic doors at entrance, hearing loop and dropped counter at reception.
  • Braille signage.
  • Induction hearing loop at reception.
  • A state-of-the-art 'Changing Place' room.
  • Larger doors and touch pads for access.
  • Disabled toilets.
  • Hoist plus handrails and shallow steps into the pool.
  • Hoist into the spa bath in the health suite.
  • Contrasting carpeting when approaching steps and reception desk.
  • Cardiac instructed class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

If you have any further queries please call the leisure centres:

  • 01446 403000