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PIP assessment centres

Haverhill - Hamlet Road

Lane Physiotherapy
Anne of Cleves House
Hamlet Road

Can you tell other claimants anything about travel and facilities for this PIP face-to-face assessment centre?

Please post in the comments section below if you can.

Things like:

  • Distance to nearest bus stop or rail station.
  • Nearest parking, any disabled parking.
  • Distance to walk if you’re dropped as close to the door as possible.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Toilets, including disabled toilets.
  • Ground floor or first floor.
  • Lift available.
  • Anything else you think might be helpful.

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#2 earthpixie 2016-01-27 12:06
Been today for pip assessment for my autistic son....took ages to find as gps didn't work there. Finally found it...very old building painted cream..door at front didn't open, but no sign to tell you. At back of building small car park with door to reception..not easy for wheelchair users.lovely receptionist at desk...up a stair. Went for assessment...th en left through v narrow side door.Seems stupid to have pip assessments here.Had to drive from Cambridge to Haverhill.No train stops there.No idea if bus goes anywhere near.Would think Cambridge as a city could have an assessment centre there....
#1 ty 2016-01-13 13:52
I attended atos at Haverhill last year for my pip claim.

I don't know about the bus stop. No train station.

On site parking at rear, entrance is at rear also. Not sure if there was disabled parking signage - parking area gravelled so no markings.

Distance to door is about 50ft if parked as close as possible to the footpath. Footpath is disabled accessible (wheelchair) until you reach the front entrance.

Front entrance is an old fashioned double door, one door opens (right side) and would be too narrow for wheelchair - but I think the other door opens as well - don't know if visitors can do this or just staff?

Inside there is a small waiting area with a step down to the main waiting area and reception.

There are ground floor toilets - didn't use so don't know if includes disabled facilities.

They had several rooms on the ground floor, where my appointment took place. Don't know if upstairs is used by atos or if there is a lift.

Points to note

The only entrance is at the back of the building (though google view shows a front door its not in use).

The building is very old and when I walked along the corridor to the room the floor was very uneven - I have a balance problem and I nearly fell. However, the room itself was of newer build so no problems there.

Hope that helps!


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