What is ‘Access to Work’

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you are neurodiverse or have a disability.

The Access to Work program in the United Kingdom offered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides financial support and assistance to people with neurodiversity or disabilities who are looking for work or who are already in employment.

The program aims to help people overcome any barriers they may face in the workplace, such as the cost of special equipment or transportation, and to enable them to find and keep a job.

The program can provide funding for a range of support services, including:

  • Special equipment or adaptations to the workplace
  • Personal support workers or job coaches
  • Communication support, such as sign language interpreters or note-takers
  • Travel costs to and from work, or additional transportation expenses

To be eligible for Access to Work, individuals must be aged 16 or over and be in paid employment, self-employment, or about to start a job. They must also have a disability or long-term health condition that affects their ability to do their job.