DWP statistics have revealed that a record number of disabled people have been supported by the Access to Work scheme, with 36,240 people having received the grant last year. Figures show that Access to Work provision was approved for 32,010 people in 2018/19 and Government spending on the scheme rose to £129.1 million. Access to Work pays for adjustments such as specialist equipment, support workers, travel to work and sign language interpreters, and people can receive almost £60,000 a year. The top three primary medical conditions where a grant was paid in 2018/19 were: 1. Deaf or hard of hearing; 2. Difficulty seeing; and, 3. Learning disability. More people were in receipt of a payment for a support worker than any other type of assistance.
Record number of disabled people benefitting from workplace funding
Article by: Makbool Javaid |