Access to Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how often his Department reviews the cost and availability of technologies that support deafblind people to work; and whether Access to Work applies a limit to the amount of funding available for assistance technologies in support packages.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Access to Work provides holistic assessments where a qualified professional will undertake the assessment of need and provide recommendations on the latest technologies available to overcome disability work related needs. Access to Work considers recommendations from these assessments and makes an award that is appropriate after discussions with the individual and the employer. This is the minimum need and the employer/individual will be responsible for procurement of that item(s) that we have agreed to fund.

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