Partner organisations of the Employers for Work-Life Balance are supporting the alliance with practical advice for employers on work-life balance issues:

Carers National Association
A voluntary organisation that provides advice for carers and information to employers about carers’ needs.
20-25 Glasshouse Yard, London EC1A 4JS,
Tel 0808 808 7777

Ceridian Performance Partners
An international provider of workplace effectiveness solutions including flexible working consulting and a telephone-based employee support service, Lifeworks™, which integrates work-life information with an employee assistance programme.
4th Floor, Celcon House, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HU
Tel: 0207 420 3800,
Email: [email protected]

Daycare Trust
A national childcare charity that promotes quality childcare for all and can advise all with an interest in childcare issues.
Shoreditch Town Hall Annexes, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Tel: 0207 739 2866
E-mail: [email protected]

Equal Opportunities Commission
An expert body on equality between men and women in Great Britain. It works to end sex discrimination, promoting equal opportunities for men and women and reviews and suggests improvements to the Sex Discrimination Act and Equal Pay Act. It can advise employers on issues of employment law.
Overseas House, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN
Tel: 0161 833 9244

Federation of Small Businesses
A leading small business organisation with over 150,000 members, many of whom are small employers in their own right.
Stephen Alambritis, 2 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6HF
Tel: 0207 592 8100

The Industrial Society
Advises employers on a range of issues related to work-life balance and campaigns for a working environment that makes a good work-life balance possible. Recently published with the Work Life Research Centre, the Work Life Manual.
48 Bryanston Square London W1H 7LN
Tel: 0870 400 1000

Institute of Personnel and Development
Membership body for personnel professionals – produce best practice guidelines for range of HR issues, including some work-life.
35 Camp Road, London SW19 4UX:
Tel: 0208 971 9000

Kids’ Club Network
A national campaigning charity that promotes and supports childcare and an acknowledged authority in the out of school field. Services include information and advice to employers wishing to develop childcare for their staff or strengthen links with the community. Kids’ Club Network training and consultancy service to employers, as well as research, conferences and seminars, together with a range of publications and packages on quality assurance, fundraising, Childcare Tax Credit, insurance and the setting up of a club and activities.
Bellerive House, 3 Muirfield Crescent London E14 9SZ
Tel:0207 512 2100 (information line)
Email: [email protected]

National Work-Life Forum
Aims to develop strategies that will help men and women combine successfully the demands of work with their personal, family and community lives and help organisations compete successfully by developing cultures and ways of working which encourage the commitment, creativity and effective contribution of their people by recognising the need for work-life balance.
PP402 Caroone House, 14 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4DX
Tel: 0207 492 4280

New Ways to Work
New Ways to Work, a campaigning national charity, is a leading source of expertise about new and flexible ways of working that help people, organisations and society achieve a balance between work and the rest of life. We offer consultancy, information and advice service via website, post or helpline and membership including a regular newsletter.
22-25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP,
Helpline: 0207 930 3355 – open 9 hours a week.

Opportunity Now
Opportunity Now is a business-led campaign that works with employers to realise the economic potential and business benefits that women at all levels contribute to the workforce.
44 Baker Street, London W1M 1DH
Tel: 0207 224 1600
E-mail: [email protected]

Parents At Work
A national charity promoting work-life balance in the workplace. It promotes good practice and demonstrates the business benefits of policies which help employees to balance their work and caring responsibilities. Provides a range of goods and services:- employee workshops on issues such as returning to work and new fathers at work for employers:- seminars, consultancy, publications and awards.
45 Beech Street, London WC2Y 8AD
Tel: 0207 628 3565
E-mail: [email protected]


The TUC is Britain’ s largest voluntary organisation, in the forefront of pressure for social change. It campaigns for fairness at work, negotiates in Europe and at home builds links with political parties, business and the community. The TUC has campaigned for equal rights for part-time workers and more recently has led a European project ‘The Time of Our Lives’ which aimed to link better provision of services for customers with improved choice and control over working hours for employees. It provides useful publications on equal rights issues and deals with a wide range of equality issues.
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Tel: 0207 636 4030.

Work-Life Research Centre
The centre produces UK reports on the interface between work-life and the community and has ongoing research projects on related issues.
Marilyn Barnett, Work-life Research Centre, Dept of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0JA
Fax: 0161 247 6842
E-mail: [email protected]