Please sign this petition telling David Cameron to stop the changes to Access to Work support for BSL users and disabled people.

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Please sign our petition telling David Cameron to stop the changes to Access to Work support for BSL users and disabled people.

My name is Steve Emery. I’m a deaf British Sign Language User and Unite member and I’m asking for your support to Stop Changes to Access to Work.

I am an Access to Work user. This is a government scheme providing practical support so that deaf and disabled people can work. In my case this is a British Sign Language Interpreter but for others it could be a personal assistant, a travel buddy or a piece of equipment.  This support is essential and without it I wouldn’t be able to do my job as project manager at citizens advice, ensuring deaf people have access to our services.

Like many other Access to Work users, I have experienced no end of problems in getting the support I need due to Government changes which have meant that for many deaf and disabled people, their jobs have been put at risk and their working lives made a misery.

We’ve had enough! 

On Saturday 26th September we will be marching to Downing Street to deliver a petition –Please sign our petition telling David Cameron to stop the changes to Access to Work support for BSL users and disabled people.

And what I haven’t told you is that Access to Work doesn’t even cost the government anything. It brings money into the treasury!

The government say they want to get disabled people into work, yet they’re cutting back on support we need in order to work despite the recent acknowledgement by Justin Tomlinson, Minister for Disabled People that the scheme was £3 million underspent!

And I’d love you to join us on the march – details are here

Thank you.

Steve

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