To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what venues were used for assessments for personal independence payments in Manchester in the last 12 months; and what assessment his Department made of the accessibility of those venues before choosing them.
Independent Assessment Services undertake PIP consultations in Manchester at the following venues:
Unit 1 & 2, Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way, Salford, Manchester, M3 7BB.
The Lilac Centre, Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5RB
DWP has set clear requirements in terms of geography/travel, security and claimant experience in relation to the sites used for PIP consultations. All Assessment Centres are compliant with the Equality Act 2010. If a claimant is unable to travel to, or access an Assessment Centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.