Access to Work Funding & Support

 April 13, 2014
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  1. Do you find it problematic listening to your colleagues in meetings?
  2. Do you have difficulty hearing your phone at work?
  3. Is your hearing aid simply not enough in the work place?

If you answered YES to any of these questions….

Access to Work and Gordon Morris Ltd can help YOU.

accesstowork2What is Access to Work?

Access to Work is a government scheme that offers help to individuals with a disability or health condition that affects their working capabilities. Access to Work advisers can give the employee and their employer, advice and support with extra costs that may arise because of the individuals needs.

Access to Work could pay towards equipment, adapting premises or for a support worker. It can also pay towards the cost of getting to work if the individual is not able to use public transport.

For a person with a hearing impairment, the funding will go towards personal assistive equipment to use whilst at work.

Who is eligible for Access to Work help?

Access to Work may be available to people who are…

  • In a paid job
  • Unemployed and about to start work
  • Unemployed and about to start a work trial
  • Self-employed

…and their disability or health condition stops them from being able to do parts of their job. For those who are hard of hearing, this will take the form of not being able to fully participate at work due to the inability to communicate effectively.

For more information on the Access to Work scheme visit the following pagesĀ Access to Work and Practical help at work.

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