Access to Work Funding

Overview

 

Access to Work is government funding which can pay for support for disabled people.  In the case of dyslexic people this can include funding towards the cost of:

 

  • Assistive technology equipment & training – funding is proportionate based on employer size
  • Coping strategies training – currently this is fully funded by Access to Work

 

The funding application must be completed by the individual and can then be drawn down by either the individual or their employer once it has been processed and approved.  Applications for funding can be made online or by any of the following methods:

 

Access to Work Helpline:

Telephone: 0800 121 7479

Textphone: 0800 121 7579

 

We can provide support with the Access to Work application process.

 

This scheme is only available in England, Scotland or Wales.  There is a different system for Northern Ireland.

 

Eligibility

 

Access to Work can be claimed by individuals who are:

 

  • in paid employment
  • self-employed
  • about to start work or work trial
  • starting work experience

 

Further information on Access to Work, including full eligibility criteria is available from the Gov.UK website.