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Access to Work Guide

Purpose: Guide on the DWP's Access to Work Scheme
First reviewed: 01/01/2014
Last reviewed: 30/09/2020

What is Access to Work?

Access to Work is a Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) programme, delivered by Jobcentre Plus, which covers either advice and/or potential financial support for practical measures to overcome work related barriers based on a disability. Access to Work is available to barristers with a disability who are in paid employment or self-employed.

Access to Work can help with things such as:

  • Assistive technology;
  • Travel costs;
  • Support workers;
  • Adaptation to buildings;
  • Training

Download: Access to Work Guide (PDF):

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Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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