Disabled benefit seekers banned from using lifts at Croydon assessment centre

Wheelchair users have to climb a flight of stairs to prove they are disabled enough to get benefits at a centre in Croydon.

Although there are lifts in the disability benefits assessment centre, anyone in a wheelchair or who cannot climb stairs is banned from using them due to health and safety regulations.

Anyone who cannot tackle the 46 step staircase is instead forced to make a 14 mile round trip to Balham because the centre in Cherry Orchard Road is not disabled friendly.

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2 Responses to “Disabled benefit seekers banned from using lifts at Croydon assessment centre”

  1. malka Says:

    there is something seriously wrong here, with the whole ESA and ATOS system, this is beyond the pale really, no-one seems to be listening in the government, maybe the EU is the only way now??

  2. jrbearpad Says:

    Croydon is Crass should be their motto!

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