An Access to Work grant can help towards the costs of specialist equipment, a support
worker or the costs of taxi fares if public transport cannot be used to get to work. The
money does not have to be paid back. It should be noted that Access to Work will not
pay for reasonable adjustments.
Access to Work covers England, Wale and Scotland. There is a different service in
Northern Ireland and The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not covered.
It does also support those who would be eligible and are moving into self-employment.
Employing Disabled People - Access to Work
Access to Work (AtW) is a government programme aimed at supporting disabled people
to get into or remain in work. This grant scheme is vastly under-used and publicised. It
can provide practical and financial support for anyone with a disability or physical or
mental health condition, both upon hiring or for an existing employee who develops a
disability or health condition.