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PIP assessment centres

Dorset - Madeira Road

PIP Consultation Centre
Unit B
Chesil House
1 Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1AQ

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 #3 Deb 2016-09-08 23:32
08.09.16. Went by mistake to the old building at Jobcentre + for my PIP face 2 face, because didn't notice the change of address on ATOS appt. letter. The other post is right, address appears to be on Madeira Rd. Used disabled parking on Maderia Rd, there isn't a decent sized sign outside, but more important because it says Madeira Rd & not Lansdowne Rd there is a doorway which I thought was entrance but is some kind of language school, there was a A4 sheet of paper just inside that door saying PIP centre is around the corner!. It must have happened many times for them to have bothered to put up notice. Assessor knows that from Disabled parking to their door is 70mts. I checked it. Didn't realise there was a cycle lane - more ammunition for me. I measured how far the doorway is from this busy roundabout and even if wasn't a cycle lane, you could be ticketed for illegal, obstructive parking. Very bad start to my meeting.
#2 Misty68 2016-08-24 17:25
Blue badge holders cannot park near to entrance door as a cycle lane with a solid line runs both sides of the road immediately in front, meaning parking is prohibited even for disabled. All parking, including on double yellows, or the designated bays on Maderia road, are at least a 20m walk away. The assessor will question you as to how you got to the centre and where you parked so people who use crutches/sticks are at a disadvantage as regards the 20m distance rules before you even get in the door. Taxis are also reluctant to pull up outside on the cycle lane. Landsdown road is busy and pulling up outside is difficult even for a flying drop off. The windows of the centre are heavily frosted and the door can only be opened from the inside so you cannot see if your lift is waiting without going outside.
+1 #1 crpswheels 2016-01-31 07:47
The address for this is Madeira Road but the entrance is around the corner on Lansdowne Road.
Just over half a mile walk from the train station.
Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet.
Ground floor so no need to worry about going in a lift

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