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Access to Work - Young People in the Workplace

Access to Work is a grant from the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) that helps pay for practical support so that disabled people can do their jobs.

From September 2013, DWP’s Access to Work fund has been extended to supported internships (and traineeships) to allow funding of travel (providing assistance to interns who incur additional costs in travelling to and from work because of their disability) and the costs of support workers, including job coaches, or specialist equipment for days that a young person is at the employer’s premises.  There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant, and how much an individual receives depends upon their circumstances.

Further information on applying for Access to Work funding including a flowchart that sets out who may be eligible for the funding and an application form can be found on the Preparing for Adulthood website.

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