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PIP assessment centres

Isle of Wight - St James' Street

St Georges Physiotherapy
3 St James' Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 5HE

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 D 2016-01-27 14:48
Agree with Islandgirl57, very old building, two steps up at the entrance with a ramp that can be carried outside by the receptionist. Kerbside drop off on double yellows and about 3 feet to the door. Old flagstone floor inside, uneven plus new floors added so several different floor levels throughout ground floor(small steps of about 3 or 4 inches). Several difficult doorways to access, I used my head to push one open whilst using my sticks!
Nearest car park is Halfords (about 75 yards if you get a good space) or public car park 100-125 yards (plus cross a busy road with double height curb on one side).
Final comment, visited on a mild day in early January, building was cold (the radiators were red hot though).
Definitely not disability friendly...mayb e that's part of the test?...Waiting for a brown envelope now...
+1 #1 islandgirl57 2016-01-14 10:42
The bus station is over half a mile away, but the nearest bus stop is, I think, near Sainsbury's - still quite some walk from the Clinic (I would guess approx a quarter of a mile). Apparently there is a disabled parking space round the back of the clinic - but you can't use it if you haven't got a blue badge, which is probably one of the reasons you're attending for a PIP!! You can be dropped off outside the door (on a double-yellow line) or there is a car park about five minutes' walk away. Front door access is via a couple of steps (with no hand-rails as it's right on the street) through a double-door which is very difficult to negotiate with poor/weak grip and a stick (no automatic openers). There may be wheelchair access round the back, I'm not sure. The Interview room is on the ground floor, but the waiting room is up a small ramp which is moveable and unsteady. The chairs in the Interview room and waiting room are standard "office" type with no arms, so difficult to use comfortably and safely. No knowledge of toilets. No knowledge of a lift but the Clinic is in a very old building and I can't recall seeing any lift signage. Throughout there is a distinct lack of hand-rails to steady oneself.

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