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Off Balance – new survey for 2017

Published: 19 Jul 2017

Working Families is running a survey for parents of disabled children who work or want to work. We’d like to hear parents’ views and experiences of combining paid work and care.

We want to gather as much evidence as possible about the barriers parents face – and what needs to change.

Our Off Balance research from 2015 found:

  • Seven out of ten parents found it impossible or very difficult to find suitable, affordable childcare.
  • Two thirds of parents of disabled children are working below their skill level because this is the only way that they have been able to find the flexibility they need.
  • 88% of unemployed parents with disabled children would like to return to work

We want to find out what’s happening for parents in 2017. The more the evidence we have, the louder our voice calling for change.

Take the survey

Survey deadline is 13 December. Anyone completing the survey may enter a prize draw to win a £50 voucher of their choice.