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PIP assessment centres

Portland - Southwell Business Park

Weymouth and Portland Clinic
The Venue Hotel
Southwell Business Park

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 k wayne 2016-10-10 13:18
If you have a pip consultation at Southwell Business Park.Ring them before you go to make sure if your consultation will take place using entrance C or entrance B.My appointment letter stated that my consultation would take place suite 9 using entrance C.On arrived I was informed by a lady that walked past me,that pip consultations were now taking place using entrance B.Entrance C has at least 5 steps,so if you are then told that you need to use entrance B.You need to go back down these steps across a small car park up a fairly steep wheelchair ramp to enter entrance B.Once inside the building,there is a chair halfway down the first corridor then you turn right and go down another corridor.I was then asked to wait outside the consultation room whilst the assessor checked my identification. I did not see a receptionist.I was not offered a travelling expenses form and I forgot to ask for one.If you have a blue badge,parking is at the front of the building for entrance C at the back of building, next to wheelchair ramp for entrance B.

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