DWP: Touchbase – 12 March 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements


Access to Work partner communications toolkit

The Access to Work grant scheme could provide support to enable people with disabilities or health conditions start a new job or stay in work.

We have developed a new toolkit to help our partner organisations engage with their members and audiences about the Access to Work scheme.

The pack provides a suite of Access to Work assets which can be used to raise awareness and promote the grant scheme on your own channels.

Our partners have a key role to play in helping raise awareness of Access to Work for people with disabilities and health conditions and we value your support in amplifying the scheme.

If you would like the toolkit and assets, please email: accesstowork.communications@dwp.gov.uk  

Covid Winter Grant Scheme extended

The Covid Winter Grant Scheme has been a great success to date, with thousands of children across the country being kept warm and well-fed this winter. The scheme has now been extended through the Easter period, with an additional £59.1m of funding being distributed to councils.

See the Minister for Welfare Delivery discuss the extension.

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