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PIP assessment centres

Bolton - Bark Street

Regus Building
120 Bark Street
Bolton
BL1 2AX

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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Comments  

#1 Steve 2016-01-14 10:07
There is parking close by and you can be dropped off outside the main entrance.
Be aware though, the ATOS assessment is conducted on the 6th floor.
You are not told this until you present yourself to the main reception.
There is a lift but if you have mobility issues it could be a problem.
Also what if there was a fire or problem with the lift and you were on the 6th floor ?
I think it is appalling that in a ultra modern building they choose to send disabled people to the 6th floor to a tiny room at the back of the building.
I would advise you check when you receive your appointment letter what you will be faced with at the premises. I traveled a round trip of 32 miles when there are 2 venues within 5 miles of my home. I was not aware of this at the time. It is certainly worth checking.
My Sister who has a spinal disability was offered an appointment 30 miles from her home, she refused it and was then offered an appointment 3 miles from her home on the same day !!

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