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“We were looking at how to possibly catch you out or restrict you.” Access to Work adviser talks to BBC News

October 31, 2014


A BBC News report, aired on Wednesday evening, has shown an anonymous Access to Work adviser talking of a “culture shift” at the scheme in 2011, saying: We were checking rather than supporting, we weren’t asking how can we help you? We were looking at how to possibly even try to catch you out or […]

Deaf News: UK Council on Deafness welcomes commitment to improving Access to Work from Minister for Disabled People

October 30, 2014


Here’s a press release from the UK Council on Deafness, which was released moments ago on the BDA Facebook page. In it, it is stated that the Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper has admitted that changes to the ATW scheme had been “handled badly,” while the management of the costs of the scheme had […]

Professor Graham Turner: 10 key issues relating to the Access to Work crisis

October 30, 2014


While The Limping Chicken has made sure that Deaf people are appropriately stirred up about ATW, See Hear and William Mager have done the community a service by helping to drive this issue up the wider public agenda. Here are some of the key issues as I see them: 1. When did we start calling […]

Watch: See Hear’s Access to Work special

October 24, 2014


For a full idea of the effect of the government’s Access to Work changes on Deaf people, you should watch this week’s episode of See Hear without delay. There’s interviews with Deaf employees, the BDA’s David Buxton, an interpreter, an MP, but shamefully, not the DWP – who are behind these changes. In the last […]

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

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. To watch this article in BSL, click play below. Importantly, we’ve been working with a law firm called Leigh Day, who are outraged […]

Deaf News: Deaf man who has set up his own business shows how Access to Work SHOULD work

October 21, 2014


There’s been a lot of negative stories about deaf people have struggled to gain support from the government’s Access to Work scheme, so here’s a story to remind everyone how the scheme is supposed to work, and how, when it does, deaf people can benefit from it. A deaf man from Scunthorpe has been able […]

Darren Townsend-Handscomb: 6 suggestions for the Access to Work Select Committee (who had no BSL interpreter yesterday)

October 16, 2014


(If you want to skip straight to what you can do, go straight to the suggestions at the bottom.) Yesterday, the Work and Pensions Select Committee had their third oral evidence session for its inquiry into Employment support for disabled people: Access to Work. The Committee is not part of the Government. It is a […]