Despite the developments in technology, there may be aspects of your job that you cannot do because of your sight problem. 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:
The Access to Work scheme (AtW) covers all the costs of recruiting and employing a support worker.
If you secure funding for a support worker from AtW, there are several options in how you can employ them. For details on these options, as well as information on recruiting, employing, and managing a support worker, we refer you to our 'Staying in work' factsheet below.