Reasonable adjustments when you're self-employed
If you are self-employed, you can choose how, when and where you work. This includes getting your own reasonable adjustments.
Access to Work
Access to Work provides funding and support to disabled people in work. The government scheme can cover things like:
- specialist equipment
- transport costs
- a support worker
How much financial support you get from Access to Work will depend on your individual case. You cannot use Access to Work to cover start-up costs for a new business.
Check your eligibility and apply for Access to Work.
Negotiating with clients
If you need flexible working hours or to work from home, have a conversation with any new client. Being open with clients from the start can help you get work that suits your needs. Not everyone will agree to your conditions. But being self-employed allows you to choose the jobs you want and reject those that create barriers for you.
Last reviewed by Scope on: 19/04/2018