Have you ever had one of those ‘pinch yourself’ moments, where you ask ‘Did that really happen?’ - well Faye (our lovely Chief Sender of Hugs) and I experienced just that, after attending a meeting at 10 Downing Street last November!Read More
As you may know if you've read our story, our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, launched BearHugs after falling ill in her early twenties. Originally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /M.E. and later with Lyme disease, Faye found that although able to work in some capacity, she wasn't able to find employment that was a good fit due to the fluctuating nature of her condition.
Faye is now incredibly passionate about:
- offering flexible, accessible, remote opportunities for people who find themselves in similar shoes
- encouraging other employers to consider accessibility for people with chronic, often "invisible", health conditions
At BearHugs, we are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
The Disability Confident scheme is a government-run scheme which supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.
We recently wrote a blog post about what being a Disability Confident employer means to us and why we think all employers should be Disability Confident employers. Department for Work and Pensions have incorporated our article into their campaign.Read More