Pros and cons of children going back to school

Pros and cons of children going back to school The COVID-19 coronavirus has stimulated much debate on the right courses of action to limit its spread through social distancing. The discussion considers the impacts on the economy and the education of our children. From 1st June, the government is re-opening certain year groups at schools. […]

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#kindness – what does it mean to a child

#bekind – what does kindness mean to a child This week is mental health awareness week in the UK;  the theme is #kindnessmatters.  Following the tragic death of Caroline Flack earlier this year, kindness has been a hot topic, with t-shirts featuring the #bekind moniker and recently lots of Facebook posts asking us to be […]

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Mental health in the workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace Mental health is now the most common cause of sickness absence and is having a significant impact on businesses both large and small, the economy, the family and society as a whole. Even with the raised profile and openness shown by many famous people we are still not addressing the […]

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Annual leave and furlough leave

Annual Leave and Furlough Leave – a guide for employers and employees During this time of covid-19 there have been so many changes in the world of work that it is understandable that so many people are finding the new legal landscape difficult to navigate.  A question that many people (both employers and employees) have […]

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What is Arts4Dementia?

What is Arts4Dementia? The current government lockdown has been hard on families across the nation, indeed the world.  Having to stay within our individual households has meant a loss of contact with loved ones and a sense of isolation, particularly for the most vulnerable members of society.  People over 70 have been advised to stay […]

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1950’s called and want their gender stereotypes back please

The 1950’s called and they want their gender stereotypes back please COVID-19 has exposed many things that is making all of us rethink the way in which we live and work. One key aspect that COVID has exposed is the impact it’s having on different groups, according to their protected characteristics. It’s fair to say […]

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Covid-19 and the gender pay gap

Covid-19 and its affect on gender pay gap On April 27th, Parental Choice hosted a free webinar with Michelle Gyimah, gender equality guru.  This article gives you a brief overview of the discussions, which were fascinating.  You can watch the full video here. Gender Pay Gap reporting stops The COVID-19 outbreak has put the country […]

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Employees at breaking point?

Employees at breaking point? There are plenty of articles in the media talking about women bearing the brunt of childcare and home schooling while juggling working from home.  Some have taken precious holiday to cope, many will be taking unpaid leave, but how long can they afford to do that for? Some have had to […]

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