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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 […]

Jen Dodds: Why you should support the Access to Work test case (BSL)

October 7, 2014


Everyone knows about the Access to Work (AtW) problems that so many deaf people seem to have been having recently, with budgets cut and limited, and lots of general confusion going on. To watch this article in BSL, click ‘play’ below: One deaf person who has had AtW problems, including a budget cut, has decided […]

Deaf News: Leaders of campaign to stop changes to Access to Work reveal their true identities

October 2, 2014


The leaders of the grass-roots campaign against changes to Access to Work for deaf workers have revealed their true identities. The campaign and petition was set up by Emily Smith, a pseudonym, and the campaign established a petition that went on to amass almost 6000 signatures. After starting their campaign, a petition was set up in late 2013 and then […]

Deaf News: Deaf couple and family appear in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


Earlier today, we reported on how seven people are appearing in court charged with a £200,000 Access to Work fraud. Now, we can also report that a Deaf couple and their family have appeared in court charged with £800,000 Access to Work fraud. Extract from the Daily Mail: A deaf man and his family falsely […]

Deaf News: Seven people appear in court accused of £200k Access to Work fraud

September 11, 2014


The Croydon Advertiser has reported that seven people have appeared in court accused of conspiring to fraudulently claim money from the government’s Access to Work fund. Among them is the former boss of the Dering recruitment agency, Stephen Dering, who is profoundly deaf. Extract: THE former boss of a specialist recruitment agency for deaf people […]