The Access to Work scheme is a government funded initiative operated by Jobcentre Plus, which can help a member of staff if their health or disability affects their job. It gives managers and disabled staff advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of their needs. ATW might pay towards a support worker, the equipment the member of staff needs, or the cost of getting to work if they cannot use public transport.
ATW will pay 100% of funds for new staff if applied for in the first 6 weeks of starting. They will pay for a proportion of the costs for existing staff which means that the relevant budget holder will contribute the first £1,000 and 20% of the balance.
For more information about Access to Work please contact your HR Adviser or the ATW government webpage.