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Anfield PIP Consultation Centre
Anfield Business Centre
58 Breckfield Road South
Anfield
Liverpool
L6 5DR

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.

Please don’t comment on the staff though – we won’t be able to publish your comments if you do.

Comments  

#4 Alien 2017-04-14 23:49
I travelled by taxi. I was dropped off at the entrance which was 10 paces across the pavement.
It would be possible to park right outside on double yellow lines if you have a blue badge. The car park of the centre was not available as there is a barrier, but there are 2 disabled bays on the road about 10 metres from the door. Both were occupied on the day I attended. There are several disabled parking bays in the Asda car park, approximately 25 metres from the entrance, there was plenty of space to park there.
Ramped entrance with wide doors, where there is a reception for the whole building. The receptionist directed me to the PIP waiting room a few paces away. Narrow door, difficult to open. Small room, cramped, about 10 chairs, notices warning of cameras, reception desk in that room, but no privacy when giving personal information regarding ID.
I had included in my application information concerning my needs due to my impairments. This included access to disabled toilet, not having to walk far, and several other requests. All of my needs requests were met. Assessment was on time, in a comfortable environment. (I was worried, as I noticed others being assessed were being asked to walk to the end of a long corridor and take a lift to upper floor for toilet and assessments). My assessment was in a room on ground floor close to waiting room, and I was able to use an accessible toilet nearby.
I was treated with respect, courtesy, compassion, and kindness throughout, by all staff at the centre. The assessor was professional, considerate, easy to talk to, and to understand and very gentle when carrying out the muscloskeletal examination.
They called a taxi for me at the end of the assessment, and reimbursed the cost, even though I had not given prior notice or evidence that I would need to travel by taxi.
All in all a positive experience, as I had been so anxious beforehand.
#3 Riverwalk 2017-02-02 15:14
This place is out of the way difficult to find I drove round several times before I found the entrance. Which set my nerves on edge before I Evan got in. there is no parking except in the Asda car park which means you have to walk quite a distance to get into the centre, I would say 50 meters. In side the waiting room is cramped and you are being watched on a security system! I was called and asked to walk a distance to the elevator and then along a long long corridor to interview room. Two chairs available one soft low chair and a hard , up right! The system was down so the person interviewing me had to do it from memory . So not a good start, I fealt like I was being watched the whole time and set up for a fall. If I had not read the details here and advice I would of defiantly been unable to answer correctly as the interviewer wasn't helpful. But they equally we're not nasty either. It was excusing by the time the interview was over and I got home I had to go to bed I felt so warn out. Over all not a nice experience and one I don't look forward to repeating in 3 years time. As that's the time I was given for a review yet how they think I might be suddenly cured in that time is amazing to me. Thank you to all for the great advice and info here as without it I wouldn't of got any award.
+1 #2 Peter 2016-01-27 13:57
I went as 'friend' who was placed in ESA support group two weeks earlier but received 0 points from this PIP medical. As previosly staed this is a supermarket car park and no parking close to the assessment centre. The assessor was not listening and seemed to be in a hurry to finish.
+1 #1 Julie 2016-01-13 13:45
This centre says it has its own parking but barrier was down so we parked in Asda car park which is about 50 metres away. If you are dropped outside then you only need to walk about four metres to the door. There is wheelchair access and disabled toilets on ground floor. There is a small lift that you can use to get you to assessment rooms on upper floors. Think nearest bus stop is about 100 - 150 metres away. I took all my medical appointment and follow up letters ready to show and was good job as none that I had sent with application had been forwarded on to assessor. The lady I saw was nice and listened carefully and said she could see how unwell I was. Claim awarded for both sections of PIP even though she didn't agree with all my points. I used the guides from this site and they were invaluable in being prepared. Think this really helped.

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