Access to Work can help you if your health or disability affects the way you do your job. It might pay towards the equipment you need at work, adapting premises to meet your needs, or a support worker.

You may be able to get Access to Work if you are:

  • in a paid job
  • unemployed and about to start a job
  • unemployed and about to start a Work Trial
  • self-employed

and your disability or health condition stops you from being able to do parts of your job.

More information and contacting Access to Work

You can read more about Access to Work on the Direct.gov website.

If you think you may qualify for help from Access to Work you will need to contact the regional Access to Work office.  The office responsible for Hartlepool and the North East is in Glasgow.  You can contact the office by:

If you prefer, you can visit the Disability Employment Adviser at the Jobcentre Plus office in Hartlepool. 

Hartlepool's Jobcentre Plus office is in Wesley Square, opposite the Grand Hotel on Swainson Street.  Pay and display car parking is available in the town centre and local bus services stop nearby.  Alternatively, you can contact Jobcentre Plus by:

  • Telephone: 0845 6060 234
  • Textphone: 0845 6055 255