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Access to work garden office for self employed

Redlima83 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2023 in Work and employment
I was wondering if anyone had experience with access to work as a self employed person? I’m self employed, work 20-30 hours a week from home but have nowhere I can use as an office. I’m either in then living room, desk and chair are really uncomfortable or in my bedroom with a screen mounted on the side of my wardrobe. As well as being diagnosed ADHD, also have fibromyalgia, and chronic back pain. 

I wondered if anyone has asked access to work for a garden office? From what I’m reading it wouldn’t be covered. Hubby works shifts, I have 1 child in school and 1 in nursery. I have constant noise and distractions around me when I’m trying to work which just hinders what I can do. 

I know it’s a long shot but just wondered if anyone has asked for this and succeeded or of anyone had ideas of what to do? 

Thanks in advance 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,928 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s very unlikely that access to work will help with this. 

    A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is the only other thing that comes to mind but it’s unlikely you’ll get this either.

    The only other thing I can think of would be a loan related to your business. I’m no expert on this though so can’t give any advice in this area. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Redlima83

    Welcome to the community! :) I hope you are well?

    As Poppy has commented above, the Disabled Facilities Grant is what came to mind for me. I would also look at people who may be selling their garden offices. I saw a few on Facebook one week as many had built them during covid lockdown and then moved into office premises with their business growth. It may be more cost effective?
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