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Unlock Your Potential: Access to Work Funding for Neurodiverse Individuals in the UK

Are you neurodiverse and facing challenges at work?  The good news is that the UK Government's Access to Work (ATW) program can help! This fantastic initiative provides funding for practical support to remove barriers and help you thrive in your workplace.


What can you claim?

ATW offers a wide range of support options, including:


Coaching and Co-coaching: Get personalised support to develop strategies for managing your workload, communication, and time management. Co-coaching can involve including your manager or colleagues for a more collaborative approach.


Workplace Training: Funding to get a specialist trainer to train your manager and colleagues on neurodiversity awareness to foster a more inclusive and understanding work environment.


Assistive Software: Explore software tools that can help with tasks like organisation, spelling, grammar, communication, and focus.


Support Work: ATW can sometimes fund support workers to assist with various tasks including:


Body Doubling: Having someone physically present to provide a sense of calm and focus.


IT Support: Get help with navigating technology and troubleshooting computer issues.


Equipment: Funding is available for equipment that can make a difference, such as ergonomic chairs, specialised keyboards, noise-cancelling headphones, monitor stands, and more. Popular options for neurodiverse individuals include:


ReMarkable tablets: These paper-like tablets are ideal for note-taking and visual organisation.

Voice Recorders: Dictate notes, ideas, and emails for improved efficiency and reduced reliance on traditional note-taking methods.


Important Note:

A formal diagnosis is not required to apply for ATW funding.  The key factor is demonstrating that a neurodiverse condition (e.g., ADHD, dyslexia, autism) is impacting your ability to perform your job for over 12 months.


How We Can Help

At JJC, we understand the challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals in the workplace. We offer a comprehensive range of services to help you navigate the ATW process and maximise your award:


For Individuals:


ATW Application Support: Our team will guide you through the application process, ensuring your request is clear, concise, and supported by the right documentation.

Neurodiversity Coaching: Develop strategies to manage your specific needs and thrive in your work environment.

Co-coaching: Facilitate collaborative co-coaching sessions with your manager to build understanding and create a more inclusive work environment.


For Workplaces:


Neurodiversity Workplace Training: We can help to educate your team on neurodiversity to foster a culture of acceptance and support.

Management Training: We can also equip managers with the knowledge and skills to effectively support neurodiverse employees.


Unlocking Your Potential

By utilising ATW funding and JJC's support services, you can transform your work experience. Don't let challenges hold you back! Contact JJC today and take the first step towards a more fulfilling and productive work life.



Additional Resources:

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