Access to Work - Help for people with disabilities who are currently working, starting a job or self-employed. - Support for the disabled. Web page by Frank Gilbert

Access to Work is a  UK government scheme that can help you if your health or disability (including dyslexia) affects the way you do your job. It can offer you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs. It is also available to the self-employed.

This is not the official Access to Work website, which can be found here.

Easy to check your eligibility

You can check if you are eligible to apply for support here, or just call Access to Work at the applicable contact centre shown here. 

y experience is that they are helpful and make it easy to check your eligibility to apply. If you are eligible, after a few questions, they will send you the application form which will already contain the information you gave them over the phone. In many cases, all you will need to do is check it, sign it and send it back.

This is not the official Access to Work website, which can be found here.

If you want to know more about how the Equality Act affects you, go here.

Who Am I? 

My name is Frank Gilbert. I created this web page to help people to find Access to Work (see above), who may have assumed that it would be at this web address. The number of hits this little quick-and-dirty web page gets shows me that it was worth doing.

I am currently employed as a Technical Assessor. I conduct assessments for specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia), visual impairments, hearing impairments, dexterity issues (e.g. arthritis, RSI etc) and other physical disabilities (e.g. MS, cerebral palsy, strokes, etc).

·                    Over 30 years of technology experience.

·                    Over 10 years of helping disabled people to use technology to improve their lives.

·                    Nearly 5 years of carrying out hundreds of workplace assessments, suggesting technology and other help for people with a range of disabilities and health problems.

·                    I keep up with technology by researching and testing it myself where possible, including computer software, equipment for the above disabilities, smartphone apps, and useful gadgets.

·                    I use some of this technology to help me in my work. 

To contact me, not Access to Work, email me at the following address:

This is not Access to Work's email address!

Sorry, to reduce my junk mail, you won't be able to copy and paste this email address.

For the same reason, I'm afraid it may be a little difficult to read. 
The bit before the 'at' sign is moreinfo, the bit after the 'at' sign is

I can’t tell you whether you will receive funding from Access to Work, please contact them direct. 

I repeat, this is not Access to Work's email address. Click here for their contact details.