Deaf News: Parliamentary committee to review Access to Work. Submissions from users invited

Posted on May 13, 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions Committee will be investigating the Access to Work scheme and are inviting submissions from the general public about the issue.

The committee, made up of a cross-party selection of MPs, are particularly interested in:

  • The AtW application and assessment processes, from the perspectives of employees and employers;
  • The adequacy of ongoing support, both in terms of the aids, adaptations and support workers provided through AtW, and the help and advice offered by DWP;
  • The effectiveness of AtW in supporting people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities;
  • AtW’s effectiveness in terms of helping disabled people to:
  1. Secure a job;
  2. Stay in employment; and
  3. Develop their careers; and
  • The steps taken so far by DWP to extend AtW, including its marketing and funding of the scheme.

Find out more here about how to submit evidence to the committee. The deadline is June 20th.

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