Access to Work
Access to work is a government initiative that helps you and your employer overcome the difficulties that your health or disability (including dyslexia and RSI) affects you in your workplace.
It gives your employer advice and support with extra costs that are needed
to help you in your role.
You can applying for Access to Work funding if you are:
in a paid job
unemployed and about to start a job
unemployed and about to start a Work Trial
and your disability or health condition stops you from being able to do
parts of your job.
100% funding is available for those who are:
unemployed and starting a new job
working for an employer and have been in the job for less than six weeks
working for "employers with 1 to 9 employees". (Sliding scale of funding
for larger employers.)
Access to Work pays a proportion of the costs of support if all of the
following apply to you:
you're working for an employer
you've been in the job for six weeks or more
you need special equipment
The precise level of cost sharing is determined as follows:
employers with 1 to 9 employees will not be expected to share costs
employers with 10 to 49 employees will pay the first £300 and 20 per cent
of costs up to £10,000
employers with 50 to 249 employees will pay the first £500 and 20 per
cent of costs up to £10,000
large employers with 250 or more employees will pay the first £1,000 and
20 per cent of costs up to £10,000
Access to Work will review your circumstances and the support you're receiving between 1 and 3 years.
For more information about Access to Work and how to arrange your assessment, contact us on 01353 662307