Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation and helps working parents and carers, and their employers, find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. They have a wealth of resources on their website including advice and information for parents and carers of disabled children.

To access their helpline call 0300 012 0312 or email advice@workingfamilies.org.uk.

To find out more about the benefits and costs of membership for organisations click here.


At its core, P3 believes that family is family – irrespective of sexual orientation or family make-up, and that at the heart of every family is love. Love doesn’t discriminate. We represent non-traditional and under- represented families (both LGBT+ and non-).

Established in 2014, today P3 actively supports individuals across the UK and professionals in over 60 UK multinationals, government and regulatory agencies, and has run 3 global community engagement campaigns. P3 provides access to an authentic, bespoke and diverse network of experts, parents and prospective parents. As of October 2017, P3 supports approximately 1500 families and prospective families.

P3 are there for its members throughout the life cycle: from exploring options to creating a family, though to discussions with employers on inclusive leave policies, return to work mentoring, social engagement with other non-traditional and under-represented families, and even engagement with schools to ensure inclusivity.


carers uK

New to caring? Each day 6,000 people start caring for a family member or friend. Some tips and advice for carers, from carers.

Carers UK also have an Online forum where you can share what's on your mind, day and night. You can talk about real issues with people who understand and who can support you through everything caring has to throw at you.


Gingerbread

The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.

Families come in all shapes and sizes, including the 1 in 4 headed by a single parent. Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents. Whether you’re experiencing separation or bereavement, or sorting out work or childcare, their tools can help. Their online advice is here to help you make confident choices about your family’s future, and the helpline can support you with more complex queries.


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