Access

Accesible toilets

Before you venture out you may want to know where to find disabled toilets. Circa have drafted a good list of these? and also where to buy or borrow the radar keys which allow access to those toilets that are locked, see below:

RADAR KEYS

(Keys allowing access to Disabled Toilets, both on island & also the uk)

 

Keys can be purchasedfrom the following locations:-

CIRCA, Level 2, Chester Street Car Park, Douglas

Douglas Library, 10-12 Victoria Street, Douglas

Crossroads Care, MashamCourt, Victoria Avenue, Douglas

Welcome Centre, Sea Terminal Building, Douglas.

Onchan District Commissioners, Main Road, Onchan

Peel Commissioners, Town Hall, Derby Road, Peel

Ramsey Town Commissioners, Town Hall, Parliament Square, Ramsey

 

Short term loan of keys during opening hours from:

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OnchanDistrict Commissioners.? Their keys can also be picked up from Onchan Park and Onchan Library.

Access Office, Masham Court, Douglas

 

Disabled toilets are situated at the following locations:-

Andreas????????????? Ayre United Playing Field (NR)

Ballasalla??????????? Silverdale Glen

Bride???????????????????????????? Village Car Park (NR)

Castletown?????????????????? Civic Centre, Town Centre Square

Douglas?????????????? Sea Terminal Building (NR)

Loch Promenade Gardens

Opposite Jubilee Clock, Loch Promenade

Marks & Spencer Car Park

Nobles ParkPavillion

York Road, off Broadway

Colours, Central Promenade

Port Jack, Douglas Promenade???????????????????????? cont

Slug and Lettuce, Wellington Street

Shaws Brow Car Park, Barrack Street

Terminus Tavern, Douglas Promenade (outside)

 

Kirk Michael????? Glen Wyllin Camp Site (SO)

Laxey????????????????? The Harbour (NR) open 7am-5pm

M.E.R Station ? seasonal opening

Glen PavilionCaf ? (SO)

 

Onchan??????????????? Onchan Park (2 facilities)

Peel????????????????????? Shore Road/Victoria Road

Market Place

Peel Camp Site (SO)

Port Erin???????????? Station Road Car Park

Shore Road

Port St Mary?????? Golf Pavilion (NR)

Gellings Avenue

Harbour

Ramsey?????????????? Market Place

Mooragh Park, Lakeside Pavilion (NR)

Coronation Park, by bus station

West Quay (NR) open 7am ? 5pm

Ramsey Town Hall ? office hours

Bowring Road

The Courthouse, Parliament St (NR)

St Johns?????????????? Main Road

Sulby???????????????????????????? SulbyCladdaghs (SO)

NR = no radar key needed

SO = seasonal only

General Information

Disabled Go has a website giving detailed information on accessibility in private and public premises located on the Isle of Man and in the UK. All locations have been assessed by trained personnel. Be aware that not all the properties listed are accessible. www.disabledgo.com/organisations/isle-of-man-government/main-2

Some holiday accommodation on the Isle of Man has now been graded under the National Accessibility Scheme (NAS). Should a staycation suit your needs best, find these properties under www.visitisleofman.com on the Where to Stay menu on the home page.

Access Page on the Isle of Man Government website. This gives details on available support for disabled people using computers eg BrowseAloud services and other useful links.

The Highways Division of the Isle of Man Government can be contacted on tel:686600, or email to find out how to apply for a permit to access disabled parking spaces.

Crossroads houses the Access Office at Masham Court, Victoria Road, Douglas, IM2 4AW. Tel: 628926 for more information regarding access to Manx locations.

Access to cafes and restaurants is included in Leisure/eating out and on the DisabledGo website.

If you are registered disabled and no-one at your abode in the Douglas area is physically able to put out the rubbish wheelie bin, ring Douglas Borough Council and ask for a form for the Red Bin Scheme. A red lid on your bin will warn the rubbish collectors that they will need to move it to the wagon. Terms and conditions apply. Tel: 696300. This also applies for temporary disablement.

Disability Access Consultancy Service

For businesses wanting advice on accessibility with the Disability Discrimination Act coming into place over 2016-2020, Unlimited Access IOM provide a disability access consultancy service. See www.uaiom.net , email: enquiries@uaiom.net or tel: 402011.

Access Isle of Man also provide access audits. Contact email accessisleofman@manx.net . Tel:07624 301631

Crossroads Care, Access Office and Tiered Award Scheme. How accessible is your business? Being disability confident is a big opportunity whether your business is small or large. The Disability Discrimination Act is being phased in currently and the Equality Bill is in the near future. Take part in our free Award Scheme showing your disability awareness will help you to meet some of the requirements of the Act. tas@crossroadsiom.org. Tel: 673103

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Manx National Heritage – at www.manxnational heritage.im go to Visit, click on Historic Attractions, and select a site. At the bottom of the page under Related Documents find the Access Guide as a document of a PDF to decide if a visit would be suitable for your needs.

Travel

Off-island

Flying – www.gov.im/transport/airport– under airport information there is a drop-down menu on customer services that includes a section for passengers with reduced mobility, should you decide to travel off-island.

Sailing – The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company may be able to make special arrangements to help you, should you require assistance in any way to travel. Check out www.steam-packet.com/AboutUs/SpecialAssistance

Thinking of travelling and wondering where to stay? Check out http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/18/travel/accomable-airbnb-disability-travel/index.html for accommodation here and abroad.

On-Island

The Highways Division of the Isle of Man Government can be contacted on tel:686600, email enquiries@highways.gov.im to find out how to obtain a reserved parking space, and permits for disabled people to access a disabled parking space.

Bus Vannin run a fully accessible Island-wide bus service. See www.iombusandrail.info for more information or tel:662525.

Steam Train -please mention in advance that you have limited mobility and the staff will do their best to accommodate your needs. They can use a ramp on some trains to take the wheelchair on board. Wheelchairs can be placed in the guards van while on board. Contact tel: 662525 and the staff will discuss your requirements.

Electric Tram – These vintage vehicles have steep often curling steps to board and the central aisle is narrow. Should you wish to take a ride please tel: 662525 in advance to discuss how the staff can help make this possible.

The Lady Chaffeurs taxi service

The Lady Chauffeurs are a team of 4 kind considerate caring female drivers all police checked, all able to drive taxis so clients are fully insured. They will do what ever is needed including calling family to say clients are home and well. Please see the Fb and trip advisor sites for clients feedback. They can stay with the client and help them return to the car. They will consider all reasonable requests. The journey prices are all Gov metered prices and charge 20per hr waiting/accomained time (as of July 2016). The long wheel base cars give 2 ft of space in the rear before touching the front seat and the large doors and perfect seat heights enables easy access. The car boots will fit a folded wheel chair in . They chauffeur female and male clients it just means you will only ever get a female driver. We supply a loyalty card and offer all clients a half price journey on the tenth journey. Tel: 235577.

DSC Disability Concession Passes

Disability Concession Passes are authorised by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) 3rd floor Markwell House, Market Street, Douglas, IM1 2RZ. Telephone +44 1624 686325. The Welcome Centre, Sea Terminal, Douglas issue the pass on production of a letter of entitlement from the DHSC. A passport size photograph is required.

The pass entitles the holder to:

  • Free travel on bus services on public holidays, bank holidays and weekends
  • Half fare travel on bus services before 9am Mondays to Fridays.
  • Free travel on bus services after 9am on weekdays.
  • Full fare on the Night Owl /Hullad Oie services.
  • Free travel after 9am on scheduled services of the IoM Steam Railway.
  • Free travel after 9am on scheduled services of the Manx Electric Railway.
  • Free travel after 9am on scheduled services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

Ask to see if there is a concessionary rate for a carer too.

Manx Blind Welfare

Concessionary passes issued to residents with visual impairment by the Manx Blind Welfare Society entitle the holder to travel free at all times with the exception of the Manx Express Services. Guide dogs travel free. For details please contact Manx Blind Welfare, Corrin Court, Heywood Avenue, Onchan, IM3 3AP. Telephone +44 1624 674727.

The pass entitles the holder to travel free at all times with the exception of the Manx Express. Guide dogs travel free.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Concessionary travel passes for Senior Citizens, DHSC Disability concession passes and Manx Blind Welfare passes cannot be used for travel on Manx Express services that are timed to arrive in Douglas before 9am and for Manx Express services that depart Douglas between 5pm and 6pm.An admin charge of 10.00 will be applied for the reissue of all lost passes.

The charity Sailing for the Disabled provides the opportunity for disabled individuals to experience sailing at sea, visit www.sftd-iom.com or tel:471666

 

 

Access to Churches

Diocese of Sodor and Man Churches Disability Access

Parish/Benefice Access Toilet Loop Hall Access Toilet Loop
Andreas
Jurby
Lezayre
St Judes Y
Castletown
Dalby Y (via hall) Y N Y Y N
Ballaugh
Michael Y N Y via fire exit N N
Braddan Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bride
St Olave, North Ramsey via North door N front 50% Y Y N
German Y friendly Y with help friendly N
Lonan Y Y N n/a
Laxey Y Y N Y
Malew Y Y N n/a
Abbey Church Ballasalla Y in hall Y friendly Y N
St Marks Y in hall N friendly friendly N
Kirk Santon Y in hall N friendly friendly N
Marown Y Y Y
Maughold
Onchan
Patrick N N N N N N
St Adamnan narrow n/a N n/a
St Paul, Foxdale N N N n/a
St John’s N N sometimes narrow N N
Rushen Kirk Christ Y Y Y n/a
St Catherine, Port Erin Y N Y Y N N
St Mary, Port St Mary Y N Y Y N N
St Peter, Cregneash Y Y Y n/a
St George, Douglas Y Y Y Y Y N
St Lukes Baldwin N N N n/a
St Paul, South Ramsey
St Matthew, Douglas
St Ninian, Douglas Y Y N Y Y N
St Thomas, Douglas Y N Y n/a