Sign up to our Access to Work recommendations
Access to Work has a proven track record of effectively supporting Deaf and Disabled people to get into, stay in and get on in employment while providing a return on investment to the Treasury, and yet over recent years has been beset by difficulties that are increasing barriers to work.
This October, StopChanges2AtW, a campaign led by Deaf and Disabled campaigners and interpreters and supported by Inclusion London, will be launching their report “Barriers to work” and recommendations to how to improve the Access to Work programme and make it once again fit for purpose.
We are asking Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations to sign up in support of the recommendations which are attached. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by XXXX if your organisation is happy to sign.
We are also DDPOs and your members to help in raising awareness of the difficulties that problems with Access to Work are causing.
Ways to get involved:
Write to your local MP – It’s important that MPs know what is happening and the adverse impacts that problems with Access to Work are having. Write to let your MP know any bad experiences you have had and invite them to attend our Barriers to Work Parliamentary event. You can download the event invitation here to send to them – let them know you are a constituent and that this issue is of importance to you.
Join our twitter storm! – we have produced a list of tweets that you can use at the time of our event to get attention to the issue. See suggested tweets from StopChanges2AtW here: https://stopchanges2atw.com/what-you-can-do/twitter-storm-suggested-tweets/
Sign up to our thunderclap! – thunderclap will send a message or tweet from your account at a set time. You will be able to see what will be sent before you sign up and it will only be able to do this for this one message. Sign up here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63160-barriers-to-work
Share your story – If you have had a bad experience with Access to Work and would be happy to share your story with the media please get in contact with email@example.com
We will be live tweeting from the @StopChanges2AtW and @InclusionLondon twitter accounts.
I’ve put all of this info on the ROFA Website Sign up to our Access to Work Recommendations plus there is a PDF download available for additional information
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