Disabled People: Access to Work Fund — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 29th June 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Altmann Baroness Altmann The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2:37 pm, 29th June 2015

I reassure the right reverend Prelate that we will continue to support deaf people and people with hearing loss. Specialist teams will help customers and their employers with advice on adjustments and technological support and with personal budgets so that users can manage their support flexibly themselves when the scheme is rolled out later in 2015-16. We are also in discussions with relevant stakeholders about how best to plan the implementation. As I said, existing customers will be protected until 2018 while we work through the transition.