Geraldine O’Halloran: Update on the Stop Changes to Access to Work campaign (BSL)

Posted on October 23, 2014

Hello, my name’s Geraldine O’Halloran. I’m one of the founding members of the Stop Changes to AtW group. I’d just like to give you a brief update about what’s been happening recently.

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Importantly, we’ve been working with a law firm called Leigh Day, who are outraged about what’s been going on with Access to Work and are really committed to supporting us through these changes. We’ve also managed to raise a fighting fund.

Recently, Leigh Day helped us to write a letter to Access to Work to complain that someone’s funding had been unfairly cut, and that it should be reinstated. It was actually reinstated, but only for four months, while they’re waiting for the results of the inquiry, so we’re wondering what will happen after that.

Leigh Day are really keen to help us to expose the unfair way that Access to Work/the DWP are treating Deaf and disabled people by cutting our Access to Work resources and stopping us from getting on with our jobs.

They have said that if this carries on, they are prepared to take more cases to court – this is something that is open to you.

So, if you’ve had problems with Access to Work and you feel you have a case because you have been treated unfairly, tell us and we will support you.

Let us know what’s going on! Thank you!

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