ACCESS TO WORK
Celebrate Difference can help with Access to Work applications for self-employed people with ADHD
Access to Work is a grant that funds practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition, such as ADHD.
WHAT IS ACCESS TO WORK?
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.
Access to Work is a DWP 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.”