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Norman Centre
Bignold Road

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.

Please don’t comment on the staff though – we won’t be able to publish your comments if you do.


#1 Laura 2016-11-09 12:03
My partner was assessed here after requesting a venue change from Prince of Wales Road which was completely unsuitable when he cannot walk more than 30 metres.

There is a bus stop just outside the entrance to the centre car park (about 100 metres)

There is a car park with 5/6 designated disabled parking bays that are approximately 15 metres from the entrance; this would also be the distance you have to walk if you were dropped as close as possible

The building is on a split level but the assessment was just through the automatic doors on the ground floor, the doors are quite wide so you would be able to access easily with a wheelchair.

The PIP assessment centre which is labelled as Physioworld is situated in a gym; when you tell reception that you have an appointment at Physioworld that automatically know you are there for a PIP assessment.

We arrived early and didn't sit for more then 2 minutes before the assessor came and greeted us. You are sitting just outside the door so there is no more then 5 metres to walk once you are inside the building

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