Access to Work
Disabled people across England, Scotland and Wales form a highly diverse population. It includes people from all age groups and across the income and education spectrum. The affect their disability has on people is also very diverse and everyone should be dealt with on an individual basis.
The Access to Work programme is a Jobcentre Plus grant scheme, which assists disabled people who are in paid employment, or with Job/Work Trial, by providing practical support in overcoming work related obstacles resulting from their disability.
Access to Work grants will contribute to the additional employment costs resulting from disability that an employer would not normally be expected to fund. In some cases, this may involve an arrangement where we (DWP) and the employer share costs.