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.

Contact:
20-25 Glasshouse Yard, London EC1A 4JS,
Tel 0808 808 7777
www.carersuk.demon.co.uk

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.

Contact:
4th Floor, Celcon House, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ
Tel: 020 7420 3800,
Email: [email protected]
www.ceridianperformance.com

Daycare Trust

A national childcare charity that promotes quality childcare for all and can advise all with an interest in childcare issues.

Contact:
21 St George’s Road, London SE1 6ES
Tel: 020 7840 3350
Fax: 020 7840 3355
E-mail: [email protected]
www.daycaretrust.org.uk

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.

Contact:
Overseas House, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN
Tel: 0161 833 9244
www.eoc.org.uk

Federation of Small Businesses

A leading small business organisation with over 150,000 members, many of whom are small employers in their own right.

Contact:
Stephen Alambritis, 2 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6HF
Tel: 020 7592 8100
www.fsb.org.uk

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.

Contact:
48 Bryanston Square London W1H 7LN
Tel: 0870 400 1000
www.indsoc.co.uk

 

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Membership body for personnel professionals – produce best practice guidelines for range of HR issues, including some work-life.

Contact:
35 Camp Road, London SW19 4UX:
Tel: 020 8971 9000
www.cipd.co.uk

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.

Contact:
Bellerive House, 3 Muirfield Crescent London E14 9SZ
Tel: 020 7512 2100 (information line)
Email: [email protected]
www.kidsclubs.com

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.

Contact:
PP402 Caroone House, 14 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4DX
Tel: 020 7492 4280
www.worklifeforum.com

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.

Contact:
26 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2EZ,
Tel: 020 7503 3283
Helpline: 020 7503 3578
Fax: 020 7503 2386
Email: [email protected]
www.new-ways.co.uk

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.

Contact:
44 Baker Street, London W1M 1DH
Tel: 020 7224 1600
E-mail: [email protected]
www.opportunitynow.org.uk

Parents At Work

PARENTS AT WORK is a campaigning charity which, uniquely, provides information and support to working parents, and works with employers on their work-life balance policy and practice. It has both parent and
corporate members, as well as offering the Balance at Work Consultancy. It holds best practice seminars and training workshops around the country, and runs the Employer of the Year Awards and the Best Boss competition. The Waving not drowning project provides advice, a network and a newsletter for the parents of disabled children, and the Low Income Families Helpline provides free legal advice. Regularly updated factsheets for parents and an extensive employers’ case studies database are freely available on their website.

Contact:
45 Beech Street, London EC2Y 8AD
Tel: 020 7628 3565
Fax: 020 7628 3591
E-mail: [email protected]
www:parentsatwork.org.uk

TUC

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.

Contact:
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Tel: 020 7636 4030.
www.tuc.org.uk

Work-Life Research Centre

The Centre, which brings together researchers at Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy, Thomas Coram Reserach Unit, Institute of Education, and the
School of Management, UMIST, carries out research on the interface between work-life, family and the community and related issues.Details of current and recent projects and reports can be found on the website at www.workliferesearch.org

Contact:
Marilyn Barnett, Work-life Research Centre,
Dept of Psychology and Speech Pathology,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Hathersage Road,
Manchester M13 0JA
Phone 0161 247 2569
Fax: 0161 247 6842
E-mail: [email protected]

 

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