Access to Work Scheme
Employees who suffer from a disability that affects their ability to perform their work may be eligible for the Access to Work grant scheme. During the pandemic, the Access to Work scheme is providing additional support including, for example, grants towards software or equipment to enable employees with disabilities to work safely from home.
The scheme does not displace an employer’s obligation to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities. Individuals must apply for a scheme grant themselves but should discuss reasonable adjustments with their employer before doing so.Back to news list