Employers could help with providing you with special seating or desks, wrist supports, or computer mouses which are easier to hold, or which can be used with either hand. Voice recognition software can also be useful if typing is difficult or painful. If expensive adjustments are needed to allow you to remain at work, you may be able to get a grant from the Government, called the Access to Work Scheme and this can help with new equipment, adapting the work environment or with travel costs to get to work. Access to work can also help with mental health support.
Employers may also be able to offer office space that is easier to access, or the ability to work from home full-time, part-time or when you are having a flare. They may also allow more flexible working patterns if you struggle with long days or at certain times of the day. Speak to your employer if you think flexible working would be helpful – they are often much more supportive than you may think.
Simple things like being allowed to take short breaks to get up and stretch or walk around or to stand up in meetings are usually easy to organise and cost nothing.
If you work shifts, it may be possible to arrange for more regular working patterns, for example working all nights or all days so that you do not have to struggle with the sleep problems that often come with changing shifts.