Holding down vital job a struggle, say parents of disabled children. Important new report

offbalance80Parents of the UK’s million disabled children are struggling to hold down vital jobs

– even when they downshift and stall career progress


– because of a dearth of suitable and affordable childcare, flexible jobs and appropriate leave.

A new report by charity Working Families analysed feedback from 1,250 parents of disabled children – the majority of whom were mothers – and found three quarters (76%) of parents of disabled children have turned down a promotion or accepted a demotion to meet their caring responsibilities. Nearly half (45%) are working at a lower skill level than before they had their disabled child...

Read more: https://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/news/off_balance_2018/

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