Call for evidence on improving non-medical help for disabled students

The Department for Education has launched a call for evidence on the approach to funding for non-medical helpers (NMH) for students in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). A key question is whether students should continue to have an individual entitlement for NMH or if responsibility for this provision should move to institutions.

The outcome of this call for evidence will have a significant impact on the way NMH is provided to disabled students.To respond to the call for evidence, IHE needs member input. We need to hear from you:

  • What is working well and what is not working well in the way that NMH is currently provided to disabled students?
  • What do you think the impact of moving from an individual entitlement to institution responsibility for funding and providing NMH would be?
  • How else could the provision of NMH for disabled students be improved?

Join this event to hear more about the call for evidence, provide your views on these questions, and more, to shape our response to the DfE.You can read the call for evidence here.

Booking information:

This is a free session, for Independent Higher Education members only.

To book your ticket please click 'Registration link' and enter your institution's membership number when prompted to ENTER CODE. You will then be sent a confirmation email.

If you need any help finding your membership number or have further queries, please email: [email protected].

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