Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health condition (Access to Work)

3. What you'll get

You’ll be offered support based on your needs. This may include a grant to help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace, or getting to and from work.

The grant can help pay for items or services you need, including:

  • adaptations to the equipment you use
  • special equipment or software
  • British Sign Language interpreters and video relay service support, lip speakers or note takers
  • adaptations to your vehicle so you can get to work
  • taxi fares to work or a support worker if you can’t use public transport
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace
  • a support service if you have a mental health condition - this could include counselling or job coaching
  • disability awareness training for your colleagues
  • the cost of moving your equipment if you change location or job

Access to Work can also help assess whether your needs can be met through reasonable adjustments by your employer.

What Access to Work won’t cover

You won’t get an Access to Work grant to pay for:

  • changes that your employer has to make (reasonable adjustments)
  • items that would normally be needed to do the job whether a person is disabled or not
  • support that your employer used to provide but has stopped