Real Lives

Juggling priorities and finding a balance

We want to ensure that you get all the information you need about the issues discussed in this magazine. We’ve provided useful links to organisations and articles that can help:

Working Families (Link)
Advice on the current flexible working arrangements and what rights you have.
Working Families helps children, working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Helpline for low income families: 0800 013 0313 which gives advice on employment rights, Tax Credits and benefits.

Gingerbread (Link)
Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. Offering a helpline, information and support for single parents

Day Care Trust (Link)
Daycare Trust is the national childcare charity, campaigning for quality, accessible, affordable childcare for all and raising the voices of children, parents and carers. They advise parents and carers, providers, employers, trade unions and policymakers on childcare issues. Daycare Trust operates an advice line and email address to help parents make the right decision for their child.

Relate (Link)
Promotes health, respect and justice in couple’s and family’s relationships.
Relate offers advice, relationship counseling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through the website.


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