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PIP assessment centres

County Durham - End Terrace

Bannatynes Health Club
End Terrace
County Durham

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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#1 Carol Thompson 2016-01-27 11:08
Went by car there were a few disabled spaces but it's an odd venue to hold assessments as you walk into a fitness centre. There were signs to the assessment area had to enter by turnstile as the wheelchair gate was not working.then there was a long corridor for people with mobility problems..even the assessor stated there should be an entrance closer..did not notice any disabled toilets as did not use..as arrived by car did not notice bus stops..there are no trains nearby but a large retail park..the centre is tucked away and probably best reached by car..awaiting PIP decision now but we're told this could take dip 4 to 6 weeks which adds more stress to an already worrying process.

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