Access to Work Guidance
Access to Work is a government programme aimed at supporting disabled people to take up or remain in work.
ACCESS TO WORK GUIDANCE
Access to Work is a discretionary grant scheme that provides personalised support to disabled people who are: in paid employment, self-employed or apprentices. As part of this scheme, Deaf people are entitled to a grant which will support them to use services which improves the accessibility of their workplace. A Deaf person can use their Access to Work grant to use Involve Interpreter’s services, to ensure they can access BSL support whilst they’re at work.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ACCESS TO WORK
Speak to your employer about reasonable adjustments
Click on ‘Check you’re eligible’ and review the information
If you believe you are eligible for Access to Work, complete the online form
Make sure you have the following information when completing the online form:
- 3 quotes from those service providers you wish to use for BSL support (one of which can be given from Involve Interpreter)
- Information regarding the support you require
- How many hours per week of BSL support you need
An Access to Work advisor will contact you
Make them aware of the best way for communication i.e. BSL Interpreter.
An advisor will contact you and your employer to discuss your application
If you are not sure of what support you will require, the advisor will need to carry out a workplace assessment whether this is remotely or in person.
Based on your (and employers) information given a grant could be offered
If you have any complaints, disagree with the grant given or any further enquiries please contact Access to Work at https://www.gov.uk/contact/govuk