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Assess to work
Access to Work can help you get, or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.
The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:
- a grant to help pay for practical support with your work.
- advice about managing your mental health at work.
- money to pay for communication support at job interviews.
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act brought together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one Act. Providing a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. A discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. The act list nine protected characteristics, that includes disability.
Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010
You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
Employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure workers with disabilities, or those with physical or mental health conditions, are not substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs.
This applies to all workers, including trainees, apprentices, contract workers and business partners.
A learning difference which primarily affects reading, writing and information processing skills. Dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear, which can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills. Dyslexia can also impact on other areas such as organisational skills. Many dyslexic people show strengths in areas such as reasoning and in visual and creative fields.
Be an ally
Ally: Someone who makes the commitment and effort to recognise their privilege, and acts in solidarity with oppressed groups in the struggle for justice. Allies understand that it is in their own interest to end all forms of oppression, even those from which they may benefit in concrete ways. An ally is someone who uses their privilege to support the rights of the marginalised.
Allyship: An informed, consistent, and empathetic practice to uphold a culture of inclusion.