SEUK’s Crowdfunder will help advocate for change and support disabled ex-workers following the collapse of social enterprise and charity Clarity Employment for Blind People (EBP) and the purchase of its assets by a private company.

Peter Holbrook, CEO of SEUK commented:

“Clarity EBP was a longstanding SEUK member, and we have been shocked and concerned at the continuing and complex financial and legal fallout which followed the purchase of Clarity’s assets by a private company. We decided to act when we heard of the continuing financial impact and the isolation felt by the former workforce, most of whom are disabled or have long term medical conditions. These vulnerable ex-workers have suffered financial and social disadvantage as a result of the ending of their employment with the company and their continuing quest for justice – that’s why a minimum of 50% of funds raised in the Crowdfunder appeal will be ringfenced for their support.

“SEUK plays a vital role in championing the social enterprise sector and we will seek to reform the policy agenda to try to safeguard stakeholders and prioritise the retention of social value.”

Read more and contribute to the Crowdfunder here.