We’re hearing heartbreaking stories every day - like Sian, a mother who is unable to juggle working from home with caring for her two young children. She rang us in tears because she was told that taking unpaid leave was her only option.Continue reading
The COVID-19 pandemic and working parents
New report exploring the issues still facing the working parents getting in touch with us about COVID-19, and simple ways the government and UK employers could go further to support them to stay in work and help ensure they don’t lose out financially.Continue reading
Work-life balance charity Working Families has announced the shortlist for its 2020 Best Practice Awards. The awards celebrate employers whose stand-out cultures and working [...]
A report from charity Working Families calls for the government and employers to go further in supporting working parents during the pandemic.
Many working parents and carers with young children are already working from home, as recommended by the Government. Now that schools are closed, they find themselves needing [...]
Keep up-to-date with family friendly rights: what’s coming in 2020. This course flags up cases and other developments which you need to know, what the main changes are and [...]
How to help parents in employment: asking for flexible working, taking time off for your children and help with childcare costs
Evening emails and the “always on” culture overwhelm working parents and threaten to sabotage work-life balance improvements, according to annual survey
More than half of parents (58%) are working extra, unpaid hours, as campaigners warn many families and firms are losing fight to keep jobs “human-sized” 48% of working parents [...]
Find out how to flex your work to fit your life with an immersive, interactive Working Families virtual Workshop.
Parents/carers and best-practice employers agree that companies should publish their flexible working and family-related policies
New figures from work-life balance charity Working Families  show that both parents/carers and best-practice employers alike are overwhelmingly in favour of greater [...]