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Health: Aphasia

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with aphasia are receiving Access to Work support; and what steps they are taking to ensure that all applicants with aphasia are assessed appropriately for Access to Work support. [HL4953]

No breakdown of the number of people with aphasia who are receiving Access to Work support is collected by the department. Each Access to Work application for support is dealt with on an individual basis, regardless of the customer's disability or health condition. Access to Work advisers take into account the customer's job role, their disability and other factors that affect the help they need at work.