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Access to Work Extended
The DWP have issued a press release to say the scheme has been extended to offer new help for disabled people working from home during the COVID 19 pandemic. In short;
- Disabled people can now benefit from financial support to work from home
- People who are clinically extremely vulnerable can get new applications for grant funding fast-tracked
- Funding can now cover taxi fares and public transport costs if a health condition prevents you from travelling on public transport during the pandemic
- The factsheet for customers has been updated here.
£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impact of COVID-19 (16 August)
The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Social prescribing to help tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recovery from COVID-19
- £5 million funding to support local community partnerships, encourage innovation and improve evidence base for social prescribing
- Projects include football to support mental health, art for dementia, improving green spaces and singing to improve the effects of COVID-19
Inclusive recruitment support (updated 14 August)
Guidance, case studies and information about how employers can attract, recruit and retain people from a variety of backgrounds to enhance your business. Read more