Disabled Students' Allowances: Wirral

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students are in receipt of assistive (a) hardware and (b) software technology through the Disabled Students' Allowance in (i) Wirral and (ii) Wallasey.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Minister of State (Education)

The Student Loans Company does not distinguish between hardware and software within Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA). These would both be grouped under the DSA equipment allowance. Therefore, it is not possible to separately identify the number of students who are in receipt of assistive hardware and assistive software technology through the DSA.

The number of students who were in receipt of assistive technology through the DSA equipment allowance in the 2018-19 academic year are:

i. 92 students whose home address is registered as Wirral; and

ii. 35 students whose home address is registered as Wallasey.

Figures are not yet available for the 2019-20 academic year.

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