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

October 21, 2014

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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

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Emily Howlett: We need to stop thinking that government changes won’t affect us

August 21, 2014

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There are such a lot of insidious, barely noticeable changes happening right now that it’s pretty much impossible for anyone outside of Westminster to keep up. (Personally, I’m not even convinced anyone inside has managed to keep up.) There’s been a lot of talk about Access To Work recently. Facebook and Twitter keep flashing up […]