Access to Work scheme

The Access to Work scheme provides grants to cover the costs of specialist equipment, adaptations or support workers to help employees carry out their work, they also can support with getting to and from work.

A specialist can recommend what help your employee might need to do their job. The employee can then apply for grants to help with the costs of things like:

  • equipment
  • adaptations
  • travel to and from work, including taxis

Read more about Access to Work for employers on GOV.UK

Employees can apply online on GOV.UK. You should work together with your employee to support them through the application process.

Find out more about how to attract, recruit and keep disabled employees on GOV.UK

If you're interested in employing or offering work experience to a VI person, call 020 3198 0225 or email

Published: October 2017 

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