Browsing All posts tagged under »employment«

Wouter Thielen: How to improve your position in the job market as a deaf professional

March 9, 2015


I have a profile on LinkedIn, and from time to time I get approached by recruiters, who sometimes have a pretty interesting offer I’d like to know more about. As it is a profile to show the best of you, positivity is an important factor, and that is the reason I do not write that […]

Deaf News : Charity communications support gives deaf entrepreneurs the chance to shine

November 20, 2014


A young photographer has been given a career boost, thanks to a Gloucestershire-based deaf charity. Run by Gloucestershire Deaf Association, the ‘Mutton Jeffrey’ project aims to showcase and support deaf talent. Bishop’s Cleeve resident Garrie Martin (25), had spent most of his working life pot washing at Pizza Hut, dreaming of the chance to follow […]

“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 […]

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 […]

“We all know Deaf plumbers are better than the hearing ones!” Meet Anthony Smare, Deaf plumber

August 6, 2014


How did you become a plumber? I was working at the time for my father renovating properties and my brother in law who is an electrician mentioned I should look into plumbing as he felt that it was a good trade to go into. I felt unblocking someone’s filthy toilets would be a problem, especially […]

Darren Townsend-Handscomb: What’s happened to the Access to Work submissions, and advice on giving evidence in BSL

July 4, 2014


In this article, I’ve written more information about what’s happened to people’s submissions, and I’ve written some important things to think about if you are still planning to send in evidence in English (18th July) or BSL (1st August). The Select Committee has received around 300 submissions.  We should feel really proud of this.  It’s […]

Deaf News: Access to Work inquiry evidence made available online

July 3, 2014


The Work and Pensions Committee recently announced an inquiry into the Access to Work scheme, asking Deaf and disabled people to give evidence by 20th June about their experiences of receiving employment support. The inquiry is particularly interested in the application and assessment processes, whether the ongoing support is adequate and whether ATW is helping them […]