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PIP assessment centres

Taunton - Blackbrook Way

Central Somerset Physiotherapy – Taunton Tone Leisure
Blackbrook Pavillion
Blackbrook Way

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 Chris 2016-09-28 15:38
Located within the Blackbrook Pavilion, The assessment centre can be a difficult to find even when you have found the leisure centre, when you drive into the complex follow the road straight on to the right of the main building; the assessment entrance is on the left not marked in any way to suggest it is an assessment centre however you are looking for a set of green double doors labelled reception and indoor courts 1 to 4 (automatic opening).
Parking is good with 8 disabled spaces about 10 to 15 yards from the entrance door, inside the waiting seated area is about 5 yards from the entrance door, plenty of space inside, very good for wheel chair users.
The Assessment room is located to left of the entrance about 10 yards up the corridor, It appears to be run by one person so there is no reception to announce your arrival, you just wait in the tennis court observation area until you collected by the assessor .
A pleasant and calm environment compared to many centres I have experienced, with everything on the ground floor, a good experience for what can be a difficult and challenging situation.

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