Changing the way we live and work
Working Families is the UK's leading work-life balance campaign organisation. It supports and gives a voice to working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.
The need for economic security - and therefore for parents and carers to work - and the need for families to spend time together are too often in conflict. So, Working Families helps parents and carers understand their rights and to negotiate for change at work, and also encourages employers to grasp the real business benefits that work-life balance policies can bring. Informed by all it hears from and knows of its individual and employer members, its helpline callers and its award entrants, it is able to argue authoritatively for social policy and workplace change that will benefit all families.
Working Families has both individual supporters and Employer Members. The charity offers consultancy, training and conferences for employers, and runs Top Employers For Working Families, National Work-Life Week and Go Home on Time Day.
The Waving not drowning project provides advice, a network and a newsletter for the parents of disabled children, as well as regular forums where parents can express their views to policy-makers. The Working Families helpline provides free legal advice and on-going support and coaching in negotiating appropriate leave and flexible working.
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