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PIP Consultation Centre
Unit 6, Pier 5
Chatham Maritime
The Quays

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 #4 LESLEY 2017-03-15 17:41
Hi, my cousin had her assessment this week, and was told she could be dropped off outside, when the interview was over , her daughter bought the car up. Hope this helps.
+1 #3 Paz 2017-03-10 04:25
IMPORTANT. All disabled bays in Dockside or Ship and Trades car parks are over 20 metres walk to the PIP centre. When we had our interview it was half term and we had to park even further away. The result is a no brainer for the PIP consultants, you have demonstrated you can walk over 20 metres and will lose your Higher Rate Mobility DLA and be downgraded on PIP. The net result is you will lose your Motability car as I have...The real downer, is that they tell you they have several disabled bays in a car park underneath the centre. When asked why this info was not sent out with the invite pack for assessment, they just play dumb and say they have been asking for ages to have it included...Popp ycock!
+1 #2 Fallow 2016-01-27 14:22
Dartford Assessment Centre is in Copperfields, which is a passageway between Hythe St and Spital St, probably right in thr middle. You can park in either of these streets and there is some disabled parking but it is usually difficult to find a space. Outside the Post Office might be the best bet. If you walk from either street you will have walked 15-20 metres. You could also park in Sainsbury's car park or the multi-storey one next to it.
You have to ring the doorbell and be buzzed into the building. There is a disabled toilet in the waiting room. It is all on the ground floor. You get into the Interview rooms along a corridor which I was able to navigate with my medium sized scooter..
Hope that helps!
+1 #1 Sarah Brock 2016-01-27 14:20
Distance from the bus stop, approx 10 minute walk, mostly level.
Nearest parking is in the uncovered parking for the Chatham Dockside Outlet Centre, at least a 10-15 minute walk away with few signposts telling you where the centre is.
I believe all rooms are on the ground floor. It appears relatively easy to be dropped right outside the door.
The chairs in the waiting room are uncomfortable, especially if, like me, you have back problems and they use the same chairs in the assessment rooms.

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