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Jobs & Careers magazine | January 18, 2018

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How can work best support families?

January 17, 2017 |

What do parents think makes for a family friendly employer? It’s an important consideration given that most employees will at some point start a family.’s recent annual survey showed offering flexible hours for full time jobs was rated the … Read More

Is there a solution to the summer holiday childcare challenge?

May 15, 2015 |

The election has seen the political parties vying for who can offer the best deal on childcare. But most of the policies have focused on early years childcare when many parents find the school years more of a challenge – … Read More

2015: the year of shared parental leave and greater equality at work and home?

February 13, 2015 |

2015 sees the introduction of a new right for mums and dads to share the year of leave after their baby is born. It’s a major change, but many employers and employees are still unclear of how it will … Read More

The resistent worker

August 29, 2014 |

Are you resilient? Resilience is fast gaining currency in more progressive workplaces. As the impact of stress at work becomes more clear – the Health and Safety Executive estimates it costs the economy over £6bn a year –  and as … Read More

Changing expectations

April 16, 2014 |

Shared parental leave is coming in later next April and, although employers are preparing for it, most think it will have little impact, at least initially. The evidence from what has happened with additional paternity leave seems to back … Read More

Elder care moves up the work agenda in 2014

December 17, 2013 |

It’s the new year and there’s been a lot in the news about how the elderly are coping through the winter. Many of them are reliant on their families looking after them and elder care is likely to be … Read More

How much do you know about fostering?

September 10, 2012 |

To gain a little at a time can make a person whole eventually.

Throughout the UK there is a national shortage of foster carers, and you can make a huge difference to a child’s life by fostering. Fostering turns children’s … Read More

Reducing work and home stress

May 8, 2012 |

Negotiating office politics is just one element of the return to work after maternity leave. Ensuring both partners are on the same page in terms of their expectations of how things will function with both parents at work and a … Read More

Different types of foster care

March 7, 2012 |

Long term or permanent – different types of foster care

Carers who can offer long-term foster placements are urgently needed for children across 8 North East Councils – Darlington, Gateshead, Middlesborough, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar-Cleveland, South Tyneside and Stockton.

Long-term … Read More

Be a superhero…

March 2, 2012 |

… or the next best thing at least.

This article was inspired by a tweet I stumbled across where, to paraphrase the 140 character plea, someone had written that they wanted to become a professional superhero, triumphing for the good … Read More