Sunny Shops is a marketplace hosted by Disability Enterprise which brings private buyers and sellers across the UK together. Disabled people and carers can open a store to showcase their creativity with wonderful new and handmade items in a variety of categories, from fashion to kids’ entertainment, home décor and more.
Meet The Team
Hi guys, at the moment it’s just me and my girlfriend.
I was born with severe sight loss and grew up adapting to my environment. I came into the job market believing finding a job would be easier once I left college. In fact, it was the very opposite.
Although equality rights have improved over the past half century, I found it difficult to grasp why so many people are left without opportunities despite virtue signalling being an “in trend”.
I found working for myself as a freelancer and even offering my services and time for free has all but made my job hunt more difficult. At the age of twenty five, I had my first experience in being told I was “overqualified” for a position I was applying for.
I later learnt that in my struggle I wasn’t alone. There are, of course, many factors that contribute to the successful acquisitions of a work placement. In some circumstances even mentioning a disability can put you at odds. I’ll be sharing my journey on the job market, tips and advice via my blog if you’re interested.
Frequently Asked Questions
I heard listings are free. What’s the catch?
There isn’t one! Why should you have to spend money before you make a sale?!
Keeping listings free of charge also encourages sellers to keep their items a fair price, making it a win-win for everyone.
The only available listing fee is optional – For just £1, have your service found as a ‘Featured listings’ by buyers to increase attention to your store.
How we have funded this website
We have not had help from local authorities or any organisation. We are currently starting our own company and are therefore claiming Universal Credit.
We would like to apply for funding and turn this project into a CIC (Community Interest Company).
Would we accept help?
We would be very grateful for help operating such a project. Please contact us if you want to get involved on a small or larger level.