Access to Work

Cornwall Work and Health Beacon Project

Access to Work (AtW) is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help more disabled people start or stay in work. It can provide practical and financial support for people who have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition. Support can be provided where someone needs help or adaptations beyond reasonable adjustments.

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support to help your employee stay in work, or to support you if you are self-employed.

Employer

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support to help your employee stay in work, or to support you if you are self-employed.

How can it help? 

  • aid and equipment in the workplace
  • adapting equipment to make it easier for them to use
  • travel to work
  • travel in work
  • communication support at interviews
  • a wide variety of support workers
  • the Mental Health Support Service
  • other practical help at work, such as job coaching or sign-language interpreter 

How much will the grant be for?

Access to Work will consider paying grants of up to 100% for:

  • self-employed people
  • people who have been working for less than six weeks when they first apply
  • the Mental Health Support Service
  • Support workers
  • additional travel to work and travel in work costs 
  • communication support at interviews 

Employee

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support to help you start working, stay in work or move into self-employment or start a business.

Can it help me? 

  • you’re a resident and working in Great Britain
  • you have a disability or long term health condition that means you need an aid, adaptation or financial/human support to do your job
  • have a mental health condition and need support in work
  • are aged 16 or over
  • you’re in paid work
  • about to start work or become self employed
  • have an interview for a job

What do you get? 

There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant. How much you get depends on your specific case. The grant will only cover the support needed to let you stay in work or self-employed. The money can pay for things like:

  • changes to the equipment you use
  • special equipment 
  • fares to work if you can’t use public transport 
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in our workplace 

To find out more about Access to Work and for information on how to apply please follow the link below:- 

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