Access to Work

Access to Work is managed through Jobcentre Plus and is a scheme for staff that provides financial support towards the additional costs incurred in providing reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities in their workplace. 

If you have any queries or would like to make an Access to Work application, please contact Michaela Lefley, Email:, Tel: 252 3334.

Access to Work Guidelines

Guidance explaining the process when applying for Access to Work.

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

This is a free 6 month support service via Access to Work for individuals with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health conditions to enable them to sustain or return to employment.

Please see the leaflets below from Access to Work explaining the Mental Health Support Service in more detail.

Mental Health Support Service Employers Leaflet

Mental Health Support Service Employees Leaflet

Workplace Mental Health Support Service Summary Leaflet

External Links

Access to Work Website

The Access to Work Scheme is managed through Jobcentre Plus.

Fit for Work Team Website

Fit for Work Team, provides hands on solution for health, work and wellbeing.

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Contact Details

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Angie Pears
0116 373 6424

EDI Projects Manager
Humaa Noori
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
0116 252 2747

Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Dr Faye McCarthy
0116 229 7567

EDI Coordinator
Michaela Lefley
(Monday - Wednesday)
0116 252 3334

EDI Assistant
Patrick Ward
0116 373 6420

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Leicester- Room 008, Astley Clarke Building, Central Campus, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH,