DSA Needs Assessment
Tel: 0207 222 4877
Text: 07906 532 340
We are a DSA QAG
Access 1st offers needs assessments, advice and support for disabled students in Higher Education.
We work with the challenges of learning and work. Our approach supports discovery, problem-solving and is dedicated to identifying ways to do what can be done.
We work to minimise unnecessary obstacles that cause frustration and waste time, thereby enabling you to engage with the interesting and invigorating challenges that are proper to learning and work.
The services that we offer include:
The Disabled Student Allowances provide additional financial assistance to students in Higher Education who experience obstacles to study as a result of disabling conditions. The government has specific guidelines for determining who is entitled to student finance through the DSA. In order to find out if you are eligible, visit student finance England or student finance Wales and submit an application.
Once your eligibility for student disability allowance has been confirmed, contact us to book an appointment for your DSA needs assessment.
During the DSA Assessment we will discuss what issues are affecting your studies, and ways in which these issues may be overcome. Possible solutions can include help with travel costs, covering costs for specialist equipment and software, or even physical assistance. The amount of student disability allowance you are awarded will depend on your specific needs, not your income. Disabled student allowance is not a loan, you do not have to repay any of the monies you are awarded, nor does student finance provided through DSA affect your eligibility for tax credits or other benefits.