Access To Work Awareness Sessions


Able Futures and Remploy are holding virtual Access to Work awareness sessions throughout November and December. These sessions will cover what access to work is, what support it can provide, and the eligibility criteria. The sessions also cover application process, reporting changes of circumstance and disputing a decision. Within the session there are cases studies of how Access to Work can support people to enable them to remain in or move closer to work, as well as a Q&A at the end.

Please see below links to book directly onto the sessions via Eventbrite.

Access to Work awareness session with Able Futures




09/11/22  2pm – 3:30pm
16/11/22  2pm – 3:30pm
17/11/22  2pm – 3:30pm
29/11/22  2pm – 3:30pm




07/12/22  2pm – 3:30pm
13/12/22  2pm – 3:30pm


Access to Work Awareness Sessions with Remploy




25/10/22  2pm – 3:30pm –




10/11/22  2pm – 3:30pm –
30/11/22  10am – 11:30pm




08/12/22  2pm – 3:30pm –


Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

  • a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
  • support with managing your mental health at work
  • money to pay for communication support at job interviews

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg)British Sign Language (BSL) and Easy Read format.

Practical support with your work

Access to Work could give you a grant to help pay for things like:

  • BSL interpreters, lip speakers or note takers
  • adaptations to your vehicle so you can get to work
  • taxi fares to work or a support worker if you cannot use public transport
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace

Your workplace can include your home if you work from there some or all of the time.

It does not matter how much you earn. If you get an Access to Work grant, it will not affect any other benefits you get and you will not have to pay it back.

You or your employer may need to pay some costs up front and claim them back later.

How to apply

Check you’re eligible and then apply for an Access to Work grant.

Mental health support

You can get support to manage your mental health at work, which might include:

  • a tailored plan to help you get or stay in work
  • one-to-one sessions with a mental health professional

How to apply

Check you’re eligible and then apply directly to either Able Futures or Remploy.

Communication support for job interviews

Access to Work can help pay for communication support at a job interview if:

  • you’re deaf or hard of hearing and need a BSL interpreter or lipspeaker
  • you have a physical or mental health condition or learning difficulty and need communication support

Find out more and apply for communication support at a job interview.