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July 20, 2016

Access to Work via our support

Access to Work – we can support you.

Are you Deaf? Do you work? Do you need an interpreter?

Employers are required by UK law to provide those employed by them with equal opportunities in work and employment (Equality Act 2010). Furthermore, the UN Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities is ratified by UK Government, providing more scope in recognizing the needs and protecting the rights of deaf people who communicate in sign language (UNCRPD Article 27).

Access to Work claimants wishing to source a registered communication professional, without the hassle or distraction from work, are welcome to contact us for a efficient and trusted service. From start to finish, we aim to locate the ideal person to suit their needs in terms of knowledge, experience and personality, leaving them to focus on their work with peace of mind.

Please contact us if you require us to find a support worker for you as an agency – have your peace of mind and let us sort out booking for you.

There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money can pay for things like:

  • adaptations to the equipment you use
  • special equipment
  • fares to work if you can’t use public transport
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace
  • a support service if you have a mental health condition and you’re absent from work or finding it difficult to work
  • disability awareness training for your colleagues
  • a communicator at a job interview
  • the cost of moving your equipment if you change location or job
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