help for disabled people

In August 2020, the Government announced that Disabled people can now benefit from financial support to work from home, or extra help to stay in the work-place, thanks to an extension to the Access to Work scheme, during the Coronavirus pandemic.  All the details are for disabled people

New extensions to the scheme – help for disabled people

  • You can get grant funding if you’re disabled and need support to work from home because of Covid-19, which can help pay for special equipment such as a screen reader or video remote interpreting or support worker services.
  • This funding can also be fast-tracked if you’re in the clinically extremely vulnerable group.
  • If you’re travelling into the office and due to your health condition public transport isn’t a safe option for you at the moment, you can also apply for financial support with things like taxi fares.
  • If you are anxious about returning to work and need support, you can also get mental health support through Access to Work with a tailored package of support for up to nine months.
  • Applying for funding is easy – either online at: or over the phone on 0800 121 7479. Following a short assessment, you can start getting support.