Events

Disability Support: Access to Work

  • 1st December 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Online Event

Overview

Around half of disabled people aged 16 to 64 years (52.1%) in the UK were in employment compared with around 8 in 10 (81.3%) for non-disabled people (July to September 2020); disabled people with autism were among those disabled people with the lowest employment rate (Office for National Statistics).

This session, which will be delivered by the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Services Advocacy Team, will provide participants with a comprehensive coverage of the Government’s Access to Work scheme, which covers extra support to help people with disabilities start or stay in work. The support that is offered will be based on needs, and could include a grant to help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace. It may be able to pay for additional support on top of any reasonable adjustments that are agreed by employers. 

Key elements of the session:

  • What is Access to Work?
  • Who can apply
  • Eligibility
  • Other benefits
  • How to apply
  • What to expect
  • Renewals
  • Change in circumstances
  • Mandatory reconsideration
  • Blended support offer
  • Case studies
  • Questions

 

Who Should Attend?

Heads of HR, HR Directors & Managers, L&D/OD Managers, Diversity Practitioners, Business Managers & Sponsors, Network leads.

 

Cost

enei Members: Free

Non-Members: £99+VAT