Waving not Drowning e-bulletin
Waving not drowning, Working Families’ Project for Carers and Parents of Disabled Children who Work or Wish to Work
Welcome to Waving not drowning’s July e-bulletin.
We have now fixed the glitches in Waving not drowning’s 2017 survey. If you haven’t already done so, please complete it. It will help inform our campaigning. Your replies will, of course, be confidential but the final anonymised report will be published on Working Families’ website and publicised with appropriate policy makers.
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Working Families’ News
- Working Families is embarking on a challenging internal programme to make sure that we are an exemplar in all aspects of our own employment practice; to increase our impact and visibility externally; and to review how we raise our income and how we spend it, in order to create a sustainable future for the organisation. We are looking for an exceptional person to join the team with a six month brief as our Business Change Director
- Working Families has announced the winners of ‘Top Employers for Working Families 2017’. Read about their family friendly policies and practices.
News for Working Parents and Carers
- A survey shows that people value their friendships at work more than their salaries.
- The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced ‘Top Tips’ for employers to support fathers at work.
- A new study says that UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay. One in 20 does not get statutory holiday pay, one in 12 does not get payslip and £1.2bn in wages are unpaid annually.
News for Disabled People
- A thoughtful article arguing that the Paralympics are not serving disabled people well.
- The Taylor report has reviewed issues around the gig economy with some limited suggestions about improving some workers’ rights. Disability Rights UK says that the report notes the difficulties disabled people have in obtaining employment without offering any solutions.
Waving not drowning:
- I am available to talk to parents’ groups about the rights parents of disabled children have in the workplace. If you would like to arrange for me to visit your parent group, please contact me at email@example.com or 020 7017 0072. I’d only need my fare from London paid.
- June’s winner of the Waving not drowning Draw was ticket number 00008. You too could win up to £50 in the Waving not drowning Draw, a fun way you can support the Waving not drowning project. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for a form to buy monthly tickets at £2 each by direct debit.
- One third of the profits will go to lucky prize winners each month.
- The more tickets sold the greater the prize money. The rest of the profits go to help the Waving not drowning project including
- Staffing a helpline advising carers and parents of disabled children
- Publishing a free newsletter for carers and parents of disabled children
- Campaigning for a better deal for carers and parents of disabled children in the workplace
- Please forward this e-bulletin to any friends or colleagues who would be interested. They can contact me at email@example.com to get on the distribution list for the e-bulletin and for the free Waving not drowning newsletter.
- There’s lots of information about parents’ and carers’ rights in the workplace on Working Families’ website. If the website doesn’t answer your questions you can ring me on 020 7017 0072 or Working Families’ legal helpline 0300 012 0312.
- Please remember to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org when you change email address so that you always get my e-bulletin. If you put my email address in your address book and/or add me to your ’white list’ it will prevent my e-bulletin being caught by your spam catcher.
For more information and to complete the survey please visit: https://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/wavingnotdrowning/