Could a support worker help me to do my job?

Despite the developments in technology, there may be aspects of your job that you cannot do because of your sight loss. In this instance you may consider using a support worker to help with these tasks.

It is important to remember that a support worker isn't there to do your job for you, neither is the person there as an extra free member of staff for your employer.

Your exact needs for using a support worker will depend on your area of work, but generally a support worker will be able to offer help with reading, completing tasks that need to be hand written, driving or guiding.

The Access to Work scheme (AtW) covers all the costs of recruiting and employing a support worker. If you secure funding from AtW, there are several options available to recruit and mange a support worker. Further information can be found on RNIB's Access to Work scheme webpage.

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