Who are we?

Broadbent & Co was set up in 1996 by Steven and Elizabeth Broadbent. Steve was the Chair of the National Network for Access Centres until 2013 and so very much involved in DSA developments at a national level.

Their ethos was simple, the belief that “everyone must be seen and treated as an individual with their own individual needs. These needs must be identified in order for them to realise their own potential in education, employment and for life”.

In May 2018, Steve very sadly passed away. His son, Andrew, continues to follow in his footsteps and is the CEO of Broadbent Assist Ltd, Director alongside Elizabeth Broadbent, and he is also an active Needs Assessor.

Take a look at what our students have said about us in their feedback on our  ‘WHY US’ page?

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Needs Assessments Undertaken

Our Services

We have been assessing learning needs and employment needs for disabled people for over 25 years, undertaking over 45,000 Needs Assessments. We match support and assistive technology solutions to individuals to enable them to realise their potential in the learning and workplace environment. We do this through:

  • Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) individual Needs Assessments.
  • Independent individual Needs Assessments for disabled students relating to "reasonable adjustments" in higher Education Providers (HEPs). HEP funded.
  • Workplace individual Needs Assessments/Access to Work.
  • Proud Founders and Innovators within these sectors.
Complete our Online Referral Form

Start your referral by completing our online referral form. The form is easy to complete and our team is always happy to help and can be contacted to assist you.

Online Referral Form

Quick & easy.

Our average waiting time for an appointment is only 6 working days.

Maximum of 15 working days.