Access to Work Programme: Preston

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was for (a) British Sign Language interpreters and (b) communication support workers provided for people in Preston parliamentary constituency with hearing deficits or deafness under the Access to Work programme in each month between January 2014 and June 2015.

Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with hearing deficits or deafness in Preston constituency had (a) British Sign Language interpreters or (b) Communication Support Workers provided to assist them under the Access to Work programme between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The table below shows Access to Work expenditure on British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters for people in the Preston constituency who had a primary medical condition recorded as "Deaf and hard of hearing" for each of the months requested.

Access to Work expenditure on Communication Support Workers for people in the Preston constituency who had a primary medical condition recorded as "Deaf and hard of hearing" relates to fewer than 10 people and has not been provided in order to avoid disclosure.

Month

Support Worker Type
BSL Interpreter
Jan-14£31,000
Feb-14£13,000
Mar-14£11,000
Apr-14£13,000
May-14£9,000
Jun-14£8,000
Jul-14£14,000
Aug-14£11,000
Sep-14£4,000
Oct-14£6,000
Nov-14£11,000
Dec-14£13,000
Jan-15£8,000
Feb-15£31,000
Mar-15£20,000
Apr-15£8,000
May-15£11,000
Jun-15£6,000

Twenty people in the Preston constituency who had a primary medical condition recorded as "Deaf and hard of hearing" were helped by British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters as part of Access to Work during the most recent annual period for which data are available (July 2014 and June 2015). 12265

Fewer than 10 individuals in the Preston constituency who had a primary medical condition recorded as "Deaf and hard of hearing" were helped by Communication Support Workers during this period. To avoid possible disclosure the precise figure has not been provided. 12266

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