Financial and other external support
Access to Work
Access to Work is a publicly funded employment support programme. It covers a range of interventions beyond reasonable adjustments associated with overcoming work-related barriers resulting from disability, including grants to help cover the costs of some practical support in the workplace.
The member of staff must make the application for Access to Work themselves and applications should be made no longer than six weeks after joining the University. Costs may have to be shared between the employer and Access to Work and these would normally be covered by locally held budgets.
Read the Access to Work Factsheet for Employers for details on what might be covered and how the funding operates.
Workplace Mental Health Support Service
Access to Work and Remploy are providing a government funded Workplace Mental Health Support Service for staff who have a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health condition that has resulted in workplace absence or causing difficulties during work. The service provides free confidential tailored mental wellbeing support and advice for six months, plus advice on adjustments at work.
Access to Work Mental Health Support Service for Apprentices
The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service for Apprentices is a free confidential service. It is available to any apprentice experiencing mental health difficulties at work and it is delivered by trained professionals with expertise in mental health in the workplace.