False Economy ran from 2010-2015. This site is no longer being updated, but the False Economy research team continue to report at Sentinel News.
Skip navigation


My specialist chair allows me to work, yet funding has been cut

Location: UK » North East » NE
My specialist chair allows me to work, yet funding has been cut

I have a condition that requires me to have suitable support when sitting for long periods at work. My job is a desk job and I was assessed by Access to Work over 2 years ago and with AtW funding my employer provided me with a specialist chair.

My condition worsened so I was assessed again by AtW 2 years after the first assessment and AtW said they were no longer providing funding. They carried out the asessment and recommended a more suitable specialist chair.

My employer has declined to provide this. I should add that the reason they gave was because I had been provided with a specilaist chair 2 years previously.

Given that my employer knows that my condition worsened and that was the basis of another AtW assessment (and the chair provided 2 years previously was proving to be unsuitable/no longer providing support) I wonder if their decision not to provide the chair was influenced by the fact that this time they would have to foot the bill.


(Abusive or off-topic comments will be deleted)

Breaking Britain: Cuts and testimonies

UK cuts map Isle of Man North West Northern Ireland West Midlands Scotland South West North East Wales East Midlands National/non-regional South East East London


Cuts by sector