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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 to juggle work with looking after their children - including supporting their learning - at home.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual report on poverty in the UK, launched on 7 February, highlights that workers need “more security, better training and opportunities to progress, particularly in part-time jobs” to combat in-work poverty .
Evening emails and the “always on” culture overwhelm working parents and threaten to sabotage work-life balance improvements, according to annual survey
Jane van Zyl, CEO of Working Families, said: Flexible working is crucial to supporting parents in balancing their working and caring responsibilities. However, flexibility alone is not enough. Companies should ensure that their staff have ‘human-sized’ roles, with managers who lead by example and keep their own work-life boundaries distinct. In some ways, technology has…