Select Committee report on Access to Work

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has released its report into Access to Work which highlights the problems deaf people have experienced in getting adequate support through the scheme. The report specifically mentions how reductions to BSL support have had a detrimental impact on deaf people.

The report makes a number of recommendations for how the scheme could be strengthened in the future, including the need to ensure that there is more engagement and consultation with scheme users, improvements to training so that staff are better informed about the needs of scheme users and changes to make the scheme more accessible, such as the introduction of an online application system.

View the full report, Improving Access to Work for disabled people here


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