What is Access to Work (AtW)
AtW is government money that comes from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) via Jobcentre Plus.
The purpose of AtW is to provide grants for practical support in the workplace.
You may be entitled to AtW if you are:
- in a paid job
- unemployed and about to start a new job
- unemployed and about start a Work Trial
- Applying for a job (Job Interview)
and… if you have certain health conditions, or you’re a Deaf or disabled individual, and your health condition, your disability or being Deaf means there are parts of your job you can’t do you may find you’re not affected much (or at all!) by your health condition or disability as you do your job on a day-to-day basis.
However, if your disability or health condition could have a long-term effect on how well you can do your job, this is taken into consideration when you apply for AtW.
What can AtW be used for?
AtW can be used to pay for any support you need to be able to do all parts of your job. Examples of the kind of practical support many people need are:
- Travel to and from work support
- BSL interpreters
- Support workers
- Job coaches
- Travel buddies
- Personal assistants
How do I apply for AtW?
TLS can support you with applying for and getting AtW funded provision. We can work with you to identify what you as an individual require to meet your disability and hearing needs in the workplace.
Get in touch with our friendly, approachable staff at TLS today to find out more about AtW, to discuss your needs, or to get started on your AtW application.
Click here to Book Now or Call 0113 512 0350.
Susan Pollard |Access to Work Client
I have been a client of TLS for 3 years and I receive an excellent service. This includes full AtW support and booking all my BSL interpreters. Communication from the team is fantastic with quick responses to all my needs.
Samia Riaz | Access to Work Client
Your service is very good and I am very happy with your service.. If any problems occurs they are sorted out quickly without the delay. Every interpreters at my work is smooth.
Susan Spence | Career Transition Consultant at Remploy Ltd
Having used Topp Language Solutions for over 4 years we have found them to be totally reliable, highly skilled and able to adapt to our customer requirements and business objectives in a professional and empathetic manner.
James Evans | Foreman at Huddersfield Remploy Factory
TLS are a very competent interpreting service who puts extra effort into making sure information is delivered in the best way for the person/people who they are working with, very reasonable charge as well. I would recommend TLS’s services to everyone.
Andy Dryland | Team Leader at Remploy
TLS is currently working on the Work Choice programme for Remploy and has had excellent results through their BSL expertise and support for our candidates
Karen Jordan | Business Manager, Remploy
The Communication Language Professional service offered by TLS has been excellent. The support we have received has been successful in delivering our HIR contract with Sheffield City Council. TLS always puts the candidates first and go the extra mile for them.
Rob Webster | Chief Executive at NHS Confederation
TLS worked closely with my team and across the organisation. They have helped in supporting a colleague and his team to communicate more effectively. At the same time, we have worked together on innovations like using BSL at staff blogs and teaching staff basic BSL signs, ensuring we become more inclusive. They are an excellent communication service who builds effective relationships. They come highly recommended.
Healthwatch Barnsley has been working with Topp Language Solutions since 2014, the service provided is excellent not only in terms of the BSL translation services they provide but also in terms of the level of customer service they give to clients such as us.
Remploy Huddersfield Employees
Thank you for your Communication support and advice. You were spot on in providing us with the correct level of BSL we needed. We felt that you gave us a fantastic service at all times!
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