Access To Work

Celebrate Difference can help with Access to Work applications for self-employed people with ADHD

Gabby from the CD team works with our clients and support workers to make sure the best-fit solution is in place for Access To Work support.

Access to Work is a grant that funds practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition, such as ADHD.

​The Celebrate Difference Team are passionate about supporting our clients with ADHD. One of the ways we do this is though supporting you in your Access to Work application, as well as finding you the right support people to suit you and the needs of your business.

What is Access To Work?

Access to Work is a DWP discretionary grant which enables you to get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. This grant can help you pay for practical support, give you advice about managing your mental health at work, and money to pay for communication support at job interviews. Basically, it provides anyone with a disability to have a level playing field when it comes to their work.

What Do We Do?

At Celebrate Difference, we work with self-employed people who identify as ADHD to get them the help and support they need to be able to have that level playing field at work. We recognise that even taking that first step to apply for Access to Work is hard, so we take away the stress of filling in a form, and we do that with you on a Zoom call. All you need to do is talk to us, and the form is filled in and submitted there and then.

We track the process of the application for you, support you in our private Facebook community for ADHDers, act as your advocate when it comes to liaising with your DWP advisor, and then when you receive your Access to Work Award, we match you with the right support workers to enable you to do what you do best.

Access To Work Support

If your Access to Work application is successful, you will usually be awarded a set number of hours of support; this can be per week, per month, or per year. We will help you identify the areas in your business where you need this support, and will help you find the right support workers to match the needs and demands of both you and your business.


We’ve been lucky enough to received some lovely feedback from some of the people we’ve helped complete the application process, and if you’re thinking twice about getting in touch to discuss this with us, then hopefully this will help.

“Thank you so much Laura! It felt so nice to be able to talk out loud about my struggles without a feeling of masking a single bit of it. I felt valid! 🙂 It means the world to me you’ve helped me write this out. I’d of definitely felt overwhelmed by all the words.”

“Thanks for this morning, its wonderful to be listened to and understood. Its amazing what you’re both doing for the ADHD community, it really is. To feel supported just brings about a sense of balance. You are both helping so many people you should be really proud, thanks again.”

Susan is one of our Access To Work support workers, acting as vital help for clients with conditions such as ADHD.


We are often recruiting for superb support workers for our Access to Work clients, which can range from Virtual Assistants, Copywriters, Social Media support, ADHD and Autism coaches, and various others.

​To be a support worker with us, you have to:

  • have a UTR number
  • be registered as self employed with HMRC
  • have an existing business insurance that covers the work you would be doing with out clients
  • agree to our policies, such as Non-disclosure, safeguarding, and behaviour
  • agree to be DBS Enhanced checked (at a cost of c. £50, which we would faciliate but you would pay)

We talk to everyone who is interested in being a support worker with us, and as we are a value led company, we are keen to ensure that all support workers we onboard understand and appreciate our values and processes.

If this is something that you would be interested in finding more about, please email

*we are not currently looking for any support workers other than Virtual Assistants.