Information on funding available to disabled staff via Access to Work
Funding for support for disabled staff is the responsibility of the individual’s department. Much support can be arranged at little or no cost. Where there are significant costs involved, external funding may also be available through the Access to Work Scheme (ATW), run by the Department for Work and Pensions. However, since ATW requires large employers such as the University to meet the first £1000 of equipment costs, it may not be worth applying if total costs are likely to fall below this threshold.
People employed by colleges can apply for Access to Work funding too.
Please talk to the Staff Disability Advisor about the kinds of support that may be available, and the application process.