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Social Enterprise launches Support Clinic for Disabled Professionals

Social enterprise, SIC (Sick in the City CIC), is combating the disability employment gap with a specialist monthly career clinic for disabled and chronically ill professionals. Held virtually, the clinics give disabled people, a safe space to openly discuss, share and ask questions about their experiences in the workplace.

Founded in 2021 by Rachel Mole and Alice Hargreaves and fuelled by their shared negative experiences in the professional world, SIC was created to improve accessibility to employability and training for disabled people and educate employers on unconscious biases and the innate challenges that face the disabled community.

Attendees will also get access to expert advice from the SIC team the opportunity to network with peers and gain an insight into the tailored support that SIC offers. With recent research suggesting that disabled jobseekers apply for over 60% more jobs before finding employment, the social enterprise is on a mission to bridge the disability employment gap.

Commenting on their monthly career clinic, co-founder Alice Hargreaves shared:

“If you’re disabled, neurodiverse, or chronically ill you’re nearly just as likely to be unemployed as you are employed. And we want to change that.

These clinics have been running for over a year now and are a fantastic opportunity for disabled job seekers and disabled people who are currently employed to come together. It’s really collaborative. Often some of the best solutions come from other attendees, and that’s what makes them really special.

On the flipside, the work we offer to businesses is 1:1 and bespoke, although we do run talks and conferences that are open to all”

As well as holding career clinics, SIC also hosts 1:1 Access and Inclusion sessions for employers to discuss their accessibility needs. Alice and Rachael will be on hand to advise business owners on actionable ways to make their workplaces more inclusive for their employees.

You can book a space at one of SIC’s career or access and inclusion clinics on the SIC website.

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