Your step-by-step guide to Access to Work

This FREE course includes:

  • What Access to Work is

    Less than 1% of eligible people use Access to Work. If you're struggling to start (or stay in) work, this government-run programme could be the helping hand you need.

  • How to apply

    This course will take you through the application process - so, you'll know exactly what to expect at each stage. Feel confident every step of the way, with an understanding of the support that's available.

  • Templates & guidance

    Talking to your employer about ADHD can be tough. But don't worry! We've got plenty of templates and guidance - empowering you to advocate for yourself and your needs.

Up to 40% of neurodivergent adults are unemployed

Access to Work funds support to help us start and stay in work

    1. Understanding Access to Work

    2. Applying for Access to Work

    3. Template to tell your employer about Access to Work application

    4. Access to Work Caseworker Guidance

Join our (free!) self-guided course

  • Free
  • 4 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • Includes lifetime access to the course
  • Receive your very own Certificate of Completion


“I cannot recommend Leanne highly enough. Her expertise and knowledge is second to none.”

Irene Henriksen, Global Neurodiversity ERG Lead at Yahoo

Say "hi" to your instructor 👋

Leanne Maskell

ADHD Coach, Educator, and 3x Best-Selling Author of 'ADHD: an A to Z'

Leanne Maskell is an ADHD Coach, Author, and Activist, having presented to the World Health Organization on improving global access to support for ADHD. Previously working in mental health and disability law, Leanne set up ADHD Works to empower as many people to work with their ADHD brain - rather than against it. After being diagnosed with ADHD aged 25, Leanne published 3 books, including ‘ADHD: an A to Z’ (as featured on Sky News!). She's now a Certified ADHD Coach by the ADD Coaching Academy.

Got questions?

We've got answers!

  • What support can I access through this scheme?

    Access to Work helps people with disabilities or health conditions to start/stay in work. Through the scheme, you can access funding for specialised equipment, a support service, disability awareness training, ADHD coaching, travel costs, and more!

  • Is Access to Work a reasonable adjustment?

    No. It's extra support from the Government. Your employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to support your ADHD at work.

  • Is Access to Work for self-employed people?

    YES. It's incredibly helpful for self-employed people and owners of companies, as we can't make our own adjustments!

  • *Will I access £65,000!?

    This is an approximate amount allocated per person per year, but support is usually allocated to you. For example, if a virtual assistant is granted to you, then you could provide 3 quotes and they'd usually go with the lowest one. Access to Work is capped at £65,180 this year (2022/23).

  • How is the support funded?

    In some cases, employers may be asked to contribute money towards the costs. However, in the majority, Access to Work will pay for all of the costs. You or your employer will usually pay these and claim them back from Access to Work afterwards.

Access the support you need to thrive at work with ADHD

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