The Big Issue’s Social Trading Shop welcomes CLARITY!
Since 1854, CLARITY has been enabling blind and disabled people to gain the skills and confidence that can take them from long-term unemployment through to gainful employment at CLARITY and beyond. Here at The Big Issue/GoDoSeeBuy! we know all too well that a job is often much more than just a wage packet. It is an opportunity for a person to prove themselves and to feel part of and contribute to society. We love CLARITY’s Concept to Counter service with employees getting involved in every aspect of the work, not just packing boxes.
CLARITY offers employment ranging from factory to office jobs all over the UK. They also offer additional support through Skills for Life training programmes encouraging employees to progress through the organisation and help them obtain the confidence to move into open industry. Welfare and support services are also on hand to deal with everyday issues outside the working environment.
Since 1854, kings, queens, politicians, human rights activists and celebrities have supported this hard-working social enterprise in their effort to integrate blind and disabled people into the workforce.
UK employment rates for disabled people are less than 50% in the UK. We applaud CLARITY’s approach to tackling such an important issue and with more than 70% of their dedicated workforce blind, visually impaired or otherwise disabled they are making an incredible impact on lives. We encourage you to support them through buying their beautifully crafted products.
For more information and products go to shop.bigissue.com!
All CLARITY’s profits are reinvested back into the social enterprise to create more job opportunities, so what are you waiting for? You can support blind and disabled employment today by simply substituting your everyday toiletry products for CLARITY products! One small change = one big difference
Buy our gardening-themed tea towel and mug!
“I’ve published my first poem on a tea towel. And also on a mug. You can buy The Gardener’s Lament, about the continuous struggles of gardeners to overcome the seemingly insuperable power of weeds. I want to sell hundreds of thousands of products with the money going to gardening charities and to The Big Issue. It’s another experiment in trying to create trade, selling to the public things that they might want to buy and to use trade as a means to help charities to continue with their special support work.”
John Bird – Founder & Editor in Chief (The Big Issue)
All these items and many more are available at The Big Issue Shop, our own venture into social trading where you can buy products that do more than simply make shareholders richer: shop.bigissue.com