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 here.
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: gov.uk/access-to-work or over the phone on 0800 121 7479. Following a short assessment, you can start getting support.