Support for Employees
If you are in employment, or going into employment, and have an additional-support need then Concept Northern may be able to help you through the Access to Work scheme.
Access to Work is a publicly-funded support programme provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. It aims to help more disabled people start or stay in work.
It can provide practical and financial support for people who have a disability or long-term physical or mental health condition. Support can be provided where someone needs help, adaptations or reasonable adjustments to their environment.
A simplified process
At Concept Northern we’ve been helping people in the Access to Work scheme succeed with assistive technology for over two decades. We supply equipment, software and training to employees all over the country.
To help simplify the process, we’ve written a free Access to Work guide explaining what the scheme offers, what it costs employers and how to apply. The guide includes handy checklists for new applications as well as where to find support and advice. It’s available at the bottom of this page.
A poorly-arranged office workstation is a major contributing factor to many work-related upper limb disorders and other symptoms such as eyestrain or headaches. These conditions are easily avoidable and should be assessed properly to ensure that workstations meet certain requirements and are adequately equipped and adjustable to meet the user’s needs.
A DSE workstation assessment is essential for all staff that use computers as a significant part of their work.
Checking your workstation on a regular basis by having an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment or DSE assessment, may prevent awkward postures from continuing and resulting in upper-limb disorders. Most conditions aggravated by poor workstation posture may be minimised if good ergonomic practises are adopted.
At Concept Northern our ergonomic assessors are extremely knowledgeable. They will review the current workstation set up, talk to you about your work needs and provide a clear set of recommendations. Additionally, if any new equipment is needed, our assessor can let you know and provide a full quote. We provide a prompt, efficient service tailored to meet your needs.
Access to Work
An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you start working, stay in work or move into self-employment.
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