Access to Work is a government-funded support programme that aims to help more disabled people to start or stay in work. It can provide practical and financial support to people who have a disability or physical or mental health condition, if they need adaptations or equipment beyond the reasonable adjustmentsReasonable adjustmentsEmployers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure workers with disabilities, or physical or mental health conditions, aren’t substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs. This applies to all workers, including trainees, apprentices, contract workers and business partners. Reasonable adjustments could...Find out more their employer should already make. It’s not just for employees—it can also support you if you are self-employed.
This guidance gives an overview of:
Who can get Access to Work
How much it will cost
How someone can claim
The Reconsideration, Review and Complaints Procedure
Employers can be required to make adjustments to make sure employees aren't disadvantaged by mental health problems—and, even when not a requirement, it's a good idea. This brief document from Acas lists lots of suggestions, including many free ones.
Encouraging applications from disabled people, including those with mental health conditions, is good for business. This guidance has a summary of issues to consider and a wide range of advice and tips.
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