Parents and Carers
You told us in our inclusion and diversity survey that more support was needed for parents and carers.
Caring for others whilst holding down a steady job can be tough, and a lack of flexibility from your employer can make it hard to maintain a good work-life balance - ramping up the pressure even more.
Pregnancy and maternity still slows women’s career progression. The time new parents need to spend with their children often isn’t valued. People needing to adapt their working hours to care for others can find it very difficult to arrange.
Returning to work after a break to care for others can be difficult, not knowing what to expect and how to best manage the workload. There's an increase in mental load too, as you've so much more to think about and catch up on.