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Versus Arthritis have launched their new report Working It Out: Demanding More from the Access to Work scheme, which reveals that thousands of people with arthritis are missing out on vital support from the Government’s Access to Work scheme.

The report has found serious issues around communicating the scheme, a lack of appropriate equipment to support people, problems arranging travel to and from work and an inadequate review process.

Access to Work is a government-funded scheme designed to support disabled people, or people who live with long term conditions who have related workplace needs. While an employer is responsible for making reasonable adjustments to enable employees to stay in the workplace, if extra help is needed then Access to Work could provide it.

Click here for more information and to read the report