This morning, I received a response from the DWP:
Quote: [“Good morning,
Thank you for your email.
Although I believe that you have been mislead about what Access To Work do.
We help employed or self employed people with disabilities and or long term conditions remain in the work place by providing a grant after completing a detailed application and having this looked into by an adviser who makes the final decision.
Unfortunately if it is not to do with helping you in the work place then we are unable to help.
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Why is it called “Access To Work”, when they don’t help people to get help to get into work?
They might only help people if they already have a job or are already self-employed!
I then forwarded this response to “AH” at Erdington Jobcentre.