Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Access to Work for Disabled People

Disabled Access to WorkAccess to Work is a government run grant system offering financial or practical support to help disabled people return to work.  Find sites listed below offering information, advice and help for disabled people wishing to return to work with the financial assistance of Access to Work. Includes facts, how to apply and where to make contact with Access to Work programmes for all disabilities and adults with special needs with details of the type of assistance to expect if you have disability and aged 16 or over.

Access to work provides financial assistance for specialist equipment, job interview help and finances towards travel when you can’t use public transport and many other areas of assistance to help you in employment or run your own viable business as a disabled person. The Access to Work sites listed below should guide you in the right employment direction.  Access to Work is available in England, Scotland and Wales with a separate system available for Northern Ireland.

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GOV.uk official site providing information about Access to Work, how to apply and where to make contact for more details and information. Also offers details in Welsh and links to the Access to Work scheme for disabled people living in Northern Ireland.

Details of special aids equipment, adaptations and travel assistance available through Access to Work for people suffering from epilepsy. Explains how to apply with details of where to get more information in living in England, Scotland or Wales.

Practical advice, facts and guidance in all areas of Access to Work from the Disability Grants website with details of the application process, how to apply and contacts of a dedicated telephone advice service.

Explains the Jobcentre Plus Access to Work scheme with details of reasonable adjustment within the work force, training and offers case studies and downloads. Includes a detailed explanation of the Access to Work scheme and highlights the the type of financial and practical support available to disabled people in employment,

Highlights a range of communications technologies that can assist the disabled with working from home when travel is not possible. Includes electronic access to work details.

Details of the Access to Work scheme available in Northern Ireland designed to assist disabled people in or returning to work. Also explains how to apply in NI along with a range of related links of interest.

The Mental Health charity website highlighting the Access to Work scheme and available grants along with FAQ, how to apply and a number of useful work related links of interest.

Information from the Royal National Institute of Blind People with details of assessments, how to get adaptions and equipment, support workers and travel help getting to and from work. Site includes details of the RNIB telephone helpline.

Provides practical advice and guidance for disabled people in or wishing to return to work along with examples of what might be funded including support worker assistance, travel to and from work or job interviews as well as getting communication support at interviews.


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