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Access to Work have agreed employee needs support worker. Can the employer employ someone directly?

JanetBJanetB Member Posts: 1 Listener
If a member of staff requires a full time support worker and Access to Work agree the need. Can the University employ someone directly for that employee? I would assume they would also have to supply quotes from two external companies for comparison
kind regards


  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,020

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @JanetB :) It's a good question, and I'm not 100% sure. Have you spoken to Access to Work about this? 

    I think it can differ according to the situation. I'd encourage you to read this government publication, as it includes some information about quotes, who is responsible for what, and what costs are covered. It's quite long, but worth a read through the relevant bits. Maybe you could take a look to see if that answers your question, and let us know if there's anything you're unsure about?
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