Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health condition (Access to Work)

If the help you need at work is not covered by your employer making reasonable adjustments, you may be able to get help from Access to Work.

You need to have a paid job, or be about to start or return to one.

You’ll be offered support based on your needs, which may include a grant to help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace.

An Access to Work grant can pay for:

  • special equipment, adaptations or support worker services to help you do things like answer the phone or go to meetings
  • help getting to and from work

You might not get a grant if you already get certain benefits.

The money does not have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.

Watchet Cabs can offer special rates with taxi fares to those who are in receipt of, or who are applying for an Access to Work Grant.

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All the relevant information can be found here on the Government website including how to apply for grants

Relevant Info

You’ll be offered support based on your needs. This may include a grant to help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace, or getting to and from work.

The grant can help pay for items or services you need, including:

  • adaptations to the equipment you use
  • special equipment or software
  • British Sign Language interpreters and video relay service support, lip speakers or note takers
  • adaptations to your vehicle so you can get to work
  • taxi fares to work or a support worker if you cannot use public transport
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace
  • a support service if you have a mental health condition
  • disability awareness training for your colleagues
  • the cost of moving your equipment if you change location or job

Access to Work can also help assess whether your needs can be met through reasonable adjustments by your employer.

What Access to Work will not cover

You will not get an Access to Work grant to pay for:

  • changes that your employer has to make (reasonable adjustments)
  • items that would normally be needed to do the job whether a person is disabled or not

support that your employer used to provide but has stopped

How your Access to Work grant is paid

  • You or your employer will buy the items or services you need.

Access to Work will pay the money back, up to the amount of the grant you’ve been offered and with any contributions (such as employer or NHS contributions) deducted.

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