Your first port of call for accessing local assistance in the employment process is your local JobCentre Plus. The JCP will deliver the government’s Access to Work program, in which your business can receive up to £60,700 per year in support making your workplace accessible. For details on this scheme and how to access it, go to our funding guide.
The JCP will also deliver their own range of support or guidance. One service your local JCP may deliver is a ‘work trial’. What this entails is setting up a short period in which, if a disabled person cannot demonstrate their skills in a normal interview process or setting, they will work for you with assistance from JCP so you can observe if they would be a good fit for your business.