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Can I use Patchwork Hub?

Can I use Patchwork Hub?

Yes! Anyone can use Patchwork Hub. There are no criteria or requirements to become a Patchworker and you can sign up in a few clicks.

We may be a disabled-led social enterprise with a social mission but our services are designed for everybody to use.

Patchwork Hub’s mission is to support a hidden talent pool to find remote-based and flexible work and thrive. We know from lived experience that just because health or circumstance may remove you from the ‘conventional’ workplace, you do not lose your skillset, determination or desire to contribute and earn an income. Yet, access to employment is low for those in the hidden talent pool because existing barriers in the ‘conventional’ workplace stop them from maintaining a more conventional, office-based role.

We know that when these barriers are removed, the hidden talent pool (from disabled people through to carers and parents) are highly productive and reliable assets. In fact, we’re best practised at working remotely.

As the future of work is remote, it’s time to show the world we’re here. We’re building a community, a community united by the circumstances that once excluded them. Here are just some examples of our Patchworkers.

The Survivor

According to the UN, at least 80% of working age people with disabilities are unemployed in developing countries. In the UK, the disability employment gap is as high as 31%.

The Carer

Only a third of working age carers are in full-time work. Carers have an important responsibility, but it doesn't have to become their identity. There are many carers who would choose to work, given enough flexibility. 

The Parent

The average cost of part-time childcare is £488 per month. Single-parent households in particular struggle to cover the cost. Remote working gives parents a chance to work flexibly around their parental responsibilities. They can pursue a career while caring for their children and saving on childcare costs.

The Retiree

In the UK, 9.4 million people aged 50-74 are in work. This is more than ever before. What's more, they are most vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. Working can help them stay active and feel more connected.


Please note that these statistics are from 2021 and may now be slightly different.

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