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Flexible working - further help
The following organisations may be able to provide information and advice on flexible working.
Working Families helps parents and employers find a better balance between home and work life. It has tools to help you make a flexible working request. It provides information and advice on family-friendly rights and runs a helpline for families on low incomes where you can get advice on legal rights, benefits available and working family-friendly hours.
The contact details for Working Families are:
1 Addington Square
Free legal helpline for low income families: 0300 012 0312 (Monday from 10.00am to 1.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.00pm; Tuesday from 10.00am to 2.00pm; Thursday and Friday from 10.00am to 1.00pm)
Tel: 020 7253 7243 for administrative queries
Email: email@example.com for administrative queries
For advice, please call 0300 012 0312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maternity Action is a national charity which runs a helpline giving advice and information about rights and entitlements during pregnancy, maternity leave and return to work.
Maternity Action undertakes research, campaigns, provides training, and produces information sheets for parents and advisers covering employment, welfare benefits, tax credits and healthcare.
The contact details for Maternity Action are:
52-54 Featherstone Street
Advice Line: 0845 600 8533 (Wednesday and Thursday from 3.00pm to 7.00pm; Friday from 10.00am to 2.00pm)
Tel: 020 7253 2288 for administrative queries
Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)
If you have experienced discrimination, you can get help from the EASS discrimination helpline.
The EASS has also published template letters which you may find useful if you want to complain about discrimination. They are available from the EASS website at www.equalityadvisoryservice.com.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provides information on the rights of people working and earning, on its website at www.equalityhumanrights.com. The EHRC also provides information on flexible working issues on its website at www.equalityhumanrights.com.
You can find useful information about discrimination on the EHRC website at www.equalityhumanrights.com.
Carers UK is a charity that provides support to anyone who is a carer. It also offers advice to employers who want to support carers in their workforce.
The contact details for Carers UK are:
Ynys Bridge Court
Cardiff CF15 9SS
Tel: 029 2081 1370
21 Pearce Street
Glasgow G51 3UT
Tel: 0141 445 3070
Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, gives guidance on employment issues. Its website is: www.acas.org.uk. It has also published guidance and a code of practice on flexible working. These are available at: Acas Code of Practice and guidance.
Further information about flexible working in is available on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk