If you have special requirements, please discuss them with the Disabilities Officer, or contact Colleges & Wellbeing Services as early as possible. You may wish to view the Disabilities Advisory Service website as well. When you apply for accommodation you should note these requirements again on your application.
We currently have a variety of rooms in our portfolio that are designed for students with disabilities or special needs, and they include the following:
Wheelchair accessible rooms for students with mobility needs. Larger bathrooms accompany these in superior ensuite areas with handrails and shower seat, and the kitchens contain some adaptations for wheelchair users.
Deaf adapted rooms in all types of accommodation.
High contrast fittings for students with visual impairments.
Bathroom adaptations for students with mobility needs that don't require a wheelchair.
Ambulant rooms for students who may require extra space but who do not require additional adaptations.
An adapted self-contained studio for a student who desires to be more self contained.
If you discuss your needs with us as early as possible we can try and match your requirements to suitable accommodation. If further adaptations are needed we can arrange these, within a reasonable timeframe, hence it is important that you contact us as early as possible if you have special circumstances.
If you will be having a live-in helper we can arrange to accommodate these close by, though you would need to give details of this when you apply.
Students that feel they would have difficulty evacuating the accommodation in the event of a fire alarm should arrange for a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to be prepared with the University Safety Office. Please note that if you can’t evacuate without assistance you must arrange to have 24 hour care for yourself. We will be unable to provide you with a PEEP without this, and therefore unable to offer you a place in university managed accommodation.
The Disabilities Advisory Service is part of Colleges & Wellbeing Services, and is on hand to assist you as you prepare to come to Lancaster.