Student Finance England have produced the following video to explain what DSA is and how it works:
If your Funding Body accept your application for the DSA, they will request that you arrange Needs Assessment to explore your disability related requirements. You can find details of all registered access centers at the NNAC website
When your Needs Assessment report is finalised, a copy will be sent to your Funding Body, who will consider the recommendations and write to you directly to inform you of what support they will fund. Once you have received your final report, please book an appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss the outcome of the report and how to put the recommended support in place.
Note: your DSA support package is likely to include a variety of goods and services which will be provided by a number of different suppliers (Student Finance will decide which suppliers are approved to provide each item and will notify you in writing). Selected suppliers will not be notified by Student Finance that they have been authorised to provide support.
It is your responsibility to liaise with the selected suppliers to initiate and manage your support. USW is in no way responsible for DSA funded support provided by external suppliers.