Access and Facilities for Disabled People and those with Special Needs

 
Access for wheel chairs is available to all of the halls, meeting rooms and the church. There are disabled toilet facilities in all areas.

The church and halls are all provided with a loop system for people with hearing impairment. Hearing aid users should switch their aid to the T position.

Large print copies of the Orders of Service are usually available at Sunday Mass; please ask the Welcomers on arrival.

The main points of access to the halls and presbytery are shown below:
 
DisabilityAccess to hallsPDF

Disabled passengers can be dropped off at the 'drop off' area when visiting the upper hall, lounge and presbytery. Drivers are asked to use a normal parking space after the drop off.

There is a chair lift inside the Upper Hall to take wheel chairs to the main floor level. Please ask for help to use this facilty.
 
Access to the Youth Room, Lounge and Presbytery is at the side of Upper Hall as shown below:
 
SideAccess

There is a ramped access into the church:
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Wheel chairs are available in the church and in the halls areas. Please enquire at the presbytery if you would like to use one while on site.

Parking at the Sacred Heart

There are about 30 spaces in the car park next to the halls, including a few marked disabled spaces. Additional parking is available on Edge Hill and Darlaston Road. A controlled parking zone operates from 8.30am - 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Between these times parking is only available in the marked pay-and-display bays which are largely located on the stretch of Darlaston Road next to the church and on Edge Hill next to and above the church.

The lower stretches of Darlaston Road and Edge Hill are largely reserved for permit holders. Permit holders' bays can be used outside the controlled hours, but please make sure you don't block residents' driveways and avoid parking on the double yellow lines. Wardens have been known to patrol even on Sundays! (Details correct as of June 2013).

Parking at Wimbledon College

Parking at Wimbledon College
On Sundays, parishioners are welcome to use the car park at Wimbledon College. Gates open between 8.00am and 2.00pm and 4.30pm and 6.30pm. At 2.00pm and 6.30pm the gates will be locked for security reasons. Cars are parked at their owners risk.