GAD - Greenwich Association of Disabled People

Access to Work – call out for case studies

Inclusion London as part of the StopChanges2AtW campaign is continuing to monitor the situation with Access to Work and the types of barriers Deaf and Disabled applicants and customers are experiencing. This is so we can lobby both at a strategic and political levels in the government for improvements. Figures have shown that the numbers helped by the scheme fell last year<http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/drop-in-access-to-work-numbers-shows-dwp-is-strangling-the-scheme/> despite Osborne’s announcement in his Autumn statement that there will be a real terms investment in Access to Work. We believe the fall in numbers is linked to increasing difficulties that Deaf and Disabled people are having in accessing and using the scheme and will be putting together a set of recommendations on changes that would make the scheme more effective at providing Deaf and Disabled people with the support we need to get into, stay in and get on work.

 

If have had recent experiences of Access to Work – whether positive or negative – we would like to hear from you. Please send your examples to ellen.clifford@inclusionlondon.org.uk>. Before using or publishing your examples we will seek your permission and present information you share with us anonymously.

 

Best wishes,

Ellen Clifford

 

Campaigns Manager

Inclusion London

 

336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

Tel: 020 7036 6032

(office SMS only: 0771 839 4687)

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