Taxis for the Access to Work Scheme in Bristol
What Is Access To Work?
If you have either a physical disability or a mental health condition, you may be entitled to government support to help you work. An Access to Work grant can be used towards specialised equipment to assist you at your job, as well as transport to help you get to and from your place of work.
The main aim is to help you maintain employment, and reduce potential absences from work. This grant doesn’t need to be paid back, and won’t affect other disability benefits you may be claiming.
How Do I Claim Access To Work?
Firstly, it’s worth noting that you’ll need to either be currently in paid employment or just about to start work. This means either in regular work, about to start work, or at interview stage. You’ll also need to be a resident of Great Britain and over 16 years of age.
This scheme can be used to fund your travel costs if adequate public transport isn’t available, or if you require a modified vehicle to meet your needs. To check if you’re eligible, and apply for support, you can visit the government’s Access to Work page.
Bristol Taxi Hire Support
Here at A Taxis of Bristol, we pride ourselves in helping those with disabilities to leave a normal life, by making the appropriate transport easily accessible. We work alongside the Access to Work scheme, with such existing partners as Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council. With a large fleet of disabled access vehicles, we’re experts in providing wheelchair friendly transport for Bristol and the surrounding areas.
We also work alongside Student Finance England, as well as the University of Bristol and Bath Spa University to provide journeys for students who are disabled or wheelchair users. This can be for either commuting to campus, or for those on work placement.
We have over 50 vehicles at our disposal, and our highly-trained staff are committed to providing safe and reliable transport. If you’d like to learn more, or discuss our services further, please contact our friendly team today.