Access to Work Application Support
Access to Work is a government programme aimed at supporting disabled people to take up or remain in work. Involve Interpreter can support Deaf people with their Access to Work application.
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. Involve Interpreter can also support a Deaf person with their application by providing BSL support to complete the eligibility form.
SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS THINK…
I would absolutely recommend Involve Interpreters to others. The service is excellent, and is able to support me within a few days’ notice.
Involve Interpreter is a great service which is easy to book online, it is excellent for online meetings. I would recommend it to others.
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
I love the remote BSL support from Involve, which allows me to access BSL at work easily. They provide the same interpreter if possible, which I find so useful!
Anonymous BSL user
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
If you’re having difficulty filling out the form, a BSL interpreter from Involve Interpreter can support you with this. To request support, please fill out the form below.
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