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Access To Work

Are you placing an Access To Work order? If you are placing an ATW order then please contact us directly on 01775 711977.

Did you know? 

The latest Access to Work statistics show that, 32,150 individuals were helped by Access to Work between 1st April 2015 and 31st December 2015.

What is Access To Work?

An Access to Work grant helps pay for practical support so you can do your job. You may be able to apply if you have a disability, health or mental health condition.

The money you get can pay for things like:

  • specialist equipment
  • travel when you can’t use public transport
  • a communicator at a job interview

How much you get depends on your circumstances. It’s only available in England, Scotland and Wales.

You won’t have to pay any money back and it won’t affect your other benefits.

There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant. How much you will receive depends on your circumstances.

The money can pay for things like:

  • adaptations to the equipment you use
  • special equipment
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace
  • fares to work if you’re unable to use public transport
  • disability awareness training for your colleagues
  • a communicator at a job interview

Access to Work grants are only available if the employer is based in England, Scotland or Wales.

You must be 16 or over and either:

  • in a paid job or self-employed (you can’t get a grant for voluntary work)
  • about to start a job or a work trial

Your condition

Your disability or health condition must affect your ability to do a job or mean you have to pay work-related costs. For example, special computer equipment or travel costs because you can’t use public transport.

Your mental health condition must affect your ability to do a job and means you need support to:

  • start a new job
  • reduce absence from work
  • stay in work


You might not qualify if you get any of these benefits:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Income Support
  • National Insurance Credits

To find out how to claim Access To Work funding please click here: How To Claim ATW Funding

If you would like to dicuss an Access to Work order, please contact us on 01775 711 977 or alternatively you can email us at sales@visionaid.co.uk.

Last Updated: June 02, 2016