An Access to Work grant can be used to pay for practical support to help you keep your job if you have a disability or health condition if you live in England, Wales or Scotland. If you live in Northern Ireland, there’s a different system – find out more on the nidirect website
The money can be used to pay for things like:
- buying new specialist equipment
- adapting the equipment you use at work
- making adjustments so you can work from home
- help with travel costs if you can’t use public transport to get to work
- a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace.
Find out more about Access to Work on the GOV.UK website
If you have a mental health condition and are absent from work or finding work difficult, support is available from the Workplace Mental Health Support service. This service is part of the Access to Work scheme.
If you live in England, Wales or Scotland, find out more about the Workplace Mental Health Support service on the maximus websiteOpens in a new window or Able FuturesOpens in a new window
If you live in Northern Ireland, find out more about mental health and the workplace, visit the minding your head websiteOpens in a new window