Getting the correct support at work can transform the lives of employees with a disability or learning barrier.
Prioritising Access to Work
Getting the correct support at work can transform the lives of employees with a disability or learning barrier. With the right equipment, training and support, everyone can gain confidence and perform to their potential.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administers the Access to Work scheme. It pays for practical support in the workplace for people who face a barrier in the workplace. The funding contributes to positive adjustments to the workplace environment such as assistive equipment, coaching, adaptations to working spaces and even disability training for colleagues.
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.
Concept Northern’s success has been built on our strong customer-service credentials. We strive to treat each client as an individual with highly-personalised needs and requirements. We know that a complete Access to Work experience is not just about handing over equipment and ticking a training checkbox. We want to build skills and confidence by relating to people as individuals and treating them with respect, friendliness and flexibility. Through a comprehensive assessment process, we identify what technology, equipment or training is needed for each person in a given workplace context. Then we help put in place those recommendations to the satisfaction of employee and employer alike.
We work with people who experience different barriers within the workplace such as dyslexia, autism, mobility problems, vision impairments and hearing loss. We also help increase understanding of issues surrounding barriers through our instructor-led awareness sessions. Helping employees and managers understand the barriers a disabled colleague faces is a great first step to creating a more informed workplace.
How Workplace Needs Assessments and Assistive Technology puts you ahead of your Competition
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM GMT https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8760065742834585611
Hear from Concept Northern’s Jamie Graham about his experience moving from supported education into the workplace, as well as how assistive technology and workplace assessments can help individuals with a disability improve their experience at work.
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