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Access to Work is available to help overcome the problems resulting from disability. It offers practical advice and help in a flexible way that can be tailored to suit the needs of an individual in a particular job.

Access to Work can offer a grant towards the approved costs that arise because of an individual's disability. For people who are starting a job with the University, the grant is set up to 100% of approved costs. For those who already work for the University, the grant is up to 80% of the approved costs over the first £300.

If an individual has a disability and requires assistance or identifies a need for equipment they should first discuss this with their Line Manager. If the Line Manager can support their request they should contact Human Resources who will arrange an Occupational Health appointment for the individual.

The individual with the disability is responsible for contacting Access to Work to apply for assistance, however, the University must make reasonable adjustments and comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. Disability Services, Occupational Health and Human Resources are available to provide support to the individual and to provide the necessary documentation to progress the Access to Work application.

To progress an Access to Work application, therefore, the individual will require from Occupational Health:

An Occupational Health Assessment i.e. a relevant health related assessment

If there is a need for the individual to meet with Disability Support Services then Occupational Health will organise this on their behalf.

On receipt of the Assessments the individual should meet with their Line Manager to discuss the needs identified. To allow management to consider the individual's needs the Assessments should provide adequate information, which recommends the appropriate equipment required by the individual and the approximate costs.

The contact for Access to Work:

Jobcentre Plus
Business Centre
21 Herschell Street
Glasgow
G13 1HR

Telephone 0141 950 5327
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