Access to Work
An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you to start working, stay in work or move into self-employment or start a business. The grant is not for business start-up costs. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.
Help for disabled people
Access to Work can help you if your health or disability affects the way you do your job. It gives you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs.
Help for employers
If you are thinking about recruiting a disabled person, you will know they have the skills and potential to do the work, but there may still be practical problems to overcome.
How Access to Work can help
Access to Work might pay towards the equipment you need at work, adapting premises to meet your needs, or a support worker. It can also pay towards the cost of getting to work if you cannot use public transport, or if you need a communicator at job interviews, Access to Work may be available, too.