Many disabled people use money from the government – in the form of funding from the Access to Work scheme – to enable them to start working, or stay in the workplace.
The Work and Pension’s secretary, MP Ian Duncan Smith, announced a trial of personal budgets for Access to Work.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr Iain Duncan Smith): We are trialling a new feature of the access to work scheme From today we shall be testing the use of personal budgets, which will allow disabled people who have received grants to decide exactly how and when the money can best be used to support their individual needs. That gives them more choice and more control over the support they receive to help them to start work, to stay in work, or even to start a business.
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