Disabled Access

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

 

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.

 

Designated parking bays:Yes

Accessible main reception:Yes

Fully wheelchair accessible: Yes

Induction loop at reception: Yes

Accessible toilets: Yes

Accessible changing rooms: Yes

Poolside hoist: Yes

Changing room for disabled customers: No

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.
  • Changing 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.

 

Designated parking bays: Yes

Accessible main reception: Yes

Fully wheelchair accessible: Yes

Induction loop at reception: Yes

Accessible toilets: Yes

Accessible changing rooms: Yes

Poolside hoist: No

Changing room for disabled customers: Yes

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.

 

Designated parking bays: Yes

Accessible main reception: Yes

Fully wheelchair accessible: No

Induction loop at reception: Yes

Accessible toilets: Yes

Accessible changing rooms: No

Poolside hoist: Yes

Changing room for disabled customers: No

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.

 

Designated parking bays: Yes

Accessible main reception: Yes

Fully wheelchair accessible: Yes

Induction loop at reception: Yes

Accessible toilets: Yes

Accessible changing rooms: Yes

Poolside hoist: Yes

Changing room for disabled customers: Yes


 

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

  • 01446 403000