Access to Work is a government grant scheme which supports disabled people in work. Access to Work might pay for:
1: A communication support worker
2: A British sign language interpreter
3: Specialist equipment
4: Extra transport costs (such as a taxi where no public transport is available)
Access to Work can also pay for assessments to see what you need at work. You can apply for Access to Work up to 6 weeks before you start work.
Here at MyOnlineDesk, we offer communication support services to assist you to do your job effectively, You should contact Access to Work and ask for an application form by filling in this form. You will need to complete the application form and return it to 'Access to Work'. You are more than welcome to setup a free trial account with us to see if we are the right provider to meet your communication needs, and once you are satisifed with us, you are free to tell 'Access to Work' that you chose us as your preferred provider with quotation provided by us. Once you complete the application form, you will have the opportunity to state your preferred method of contact (e.g. email, text, phone etc.). An Access to Work adviser will contact you through the preferred method of contact you put down on your application form and they will ask you for 3 different quotations, one being ours. Rest assured and given our expertise, we are sure to match, then beat other quotations.
Who is eligible for Access to Work?
1: Be over 16
2; Have a condition or impairment that affects your ability to do your job or travel to work
3: Be in or about to start paid work (this includes self-employment)
4: Live and work in England, Scotland or Wales
Access to Work applies to any paid job. This includes part-time work, temporary work and work trials organised by Jobcentre Plus.
Check if you’re eligible for Access to Work (GOV.UK)
Apply for Access to Work
Your employer cannot apply for you. You must apply for Access to Work yourself. Talk to your employer and work out what adjustments they could make and how Access to Work could help. Contact us to see how we can help you with your needs. We are really approachable, so just drop a line!