The government is extending the scope and level of funding for Access to Work, which is great news for adults with dyslexia. In March this year a review of services for people with disabilities endorsed Access to Work , saying that, “it is highly cost effective, should be made more widely available and funding should be increased as resources are released from the reform of less effective programmes.”
Just last week, the Department for Work and Pensions put out another press release: “Access to Work provides more than £100m to help disabled people into mainstream work by providing specially adapted equipment, support workers and interpreters. Until now, the scheme has only been available to those in paid work, but from the autumn it will now be extended to those doing work experience placements as well.”
See http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press-releases/2012/jul-2012/dwp084-12.shtml for more details.
Remember, Dyslexia Positive is recognised as a supplier of Access to Work support in the Midlands and can help with getting this funding organised.