When I started my own proofreading and copyediting business from home three years ago, I was faced with a dilemma. I suffer with a long-term health condition, and my previous employer had provided me with all the necessary workstation equipment I needed so that I could continue to work, pain free. However, as a newly self-employed person, I was faced with over a £1,000 bill for an ergonomic chair, alone.
Searching the internet for business support, I came across the UK government’s ‘Access to Work’ scheme. It works by covering the purchase cost of specialist equipment, adaptations, support and help getting to and from work. Please read my article below that I wrote for the SfEP magazine, Editing Matters, to find out more about the scheme and how you apply. If you have any questions, I would be happy to help (firstname.lastname@example.org or use my contact page).