Resources – Disability
If you have a disability, health or mental health condition, Access to Work is a government scheme which provides a grant to pay for practical support to overcome work related barriers due to disability. The programme is delivered by Job centre Plus.
If you are a job applicant or employee with a disability, you have all of the legal employment rights and protections of any other employee or job seeker. These however are augmented by the provisions of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
This Act, which came into force on October 1st 2010, is designed to give legal protection from discrimination for people both in the workplace and in society in general. It describes the various ways in which it is against the law to treat someone.