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Access to Work factsheet for employers

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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:

  1. Who can get Access to Work
  2. How much it will cost
  3. How someone can claim
  4. The Reconsideration, Review and Complaints Procedure
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Department for Work and Pensions / Department of Health and Social Care

The Work and Health Unit of DWP and DHSC works to improve the health and employment outcomes for working age people.

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