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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

01.

Speak to your employer about reasonable adjustments

02.

Go to the Access to Work website

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

03.

Click on ‘Check you’re eligible’ and review the information

04.

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 

05.

An Access to Work advisor will contact you

Make them aware of the best way for communication i.e. BSL Interpreter. 

06.

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. 

07.

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  

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     TEL: 0330 088 2412

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     TEL: 0333 220 1717