The UK Government has various programmes and grants to help with finding and keeping employment if you are:
The below is not an exhaustive list, and we will try our best to keep these resources updated.
Access to Work Grant
If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can: talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace get extra help from Access to Work, including mental health support.
Talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace.
Your employer must make certain changes (known as ‘reasonable adjustments’) to make sure you’re not substantially disadvantaged when doing your job. These could include changing your working hours or providing equipment to help you do your job.
You should talk to your employer about reasonable adjustments before you apply for Access to Work.
The easy read guide explains:
Intensive Personalised Employment Support
Intensive Personalised Employment Support is one-to-one support and training to help you into work if you have a disability or health condition.
To apply you must:
What you’ll get:
You’ll get a dedicated support worker to help you:
You’ll usually get Intensive Personalised Employment Support for 15 months. You can get an additional 6 months of on-the-job support if you find employment.
Work and Health Programme
The Work and Health Programme helps you find and keep a job if you’re out of work.
It’s voluntary - unless you’ve been out of work and claiming unemployment benefits for 24 months.