Access to work

We understand that acquiring and then maintaining a job, whether that be full-time or part-time, can be difficult. Here at Complete Independence, we aim to work with our clients to support them on their employment journey and provide them with a high-quality service whilst in employment.

Aimed at supporting deaf and disabled people to take up and remain in work, Access to Work (ATW) is a government programme that offers support based on your needs, which may include a grant to help cover costs of practical support in the workplace.

There is a wide variety of support available through us, including, but not limited to, a communicator, a support worker or a job coach. 

If you believe that you are in need of support within your workplace that isn’t covered by reasonable adjustments from your employer, you will firstly need to apply to Access to Work. This can be done in several ways and we are here to guide you through the process.

We are able to provide a variety of services to those in receipt of an Access to Work grant. 

Access to Work provides personalised support to a wide range of deaf and disabled people, from people in paid employment to someone doing a job interview. 

Whether you have been in the role for a while, or just starting a new job, we are able to help.

We understand the application process can be daunting, so we have a team of experts on hand who are available to provide you with support throughout the entire process.

We offer a free one-hour consultation, whereby a member of the team can meet with you virtually and talk you through the entire process providing advice and guidance on receiving support through the Access to Work scheme, help you through the application process and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We understand this can be a daunting and stressful process – so we are here to alleviate this for you.

Following the consultation, the team will then be at hand for you to get in touch with us throughout the entire process.

To find out more about the Access to Work scheme and what support is available to you, or to book a consultation, get in touch with a member of the team at

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