Care

Despite some progress, women continue to be seen as carers first and earners second.


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Carers first and earners second

Women continue to be seen as carers first and earners second which means child and elder care remain a significant barrier when considering entering or progressing in the workplace.

It is important that new models of child and elder care are explored and that childcare is driven by both the parent’s economic needs and the children’s educational needs.

You can read the most recent briefings and consultation responses we’ve written on this topic below.

 

Fathers and the Workplace

February 2017

Our response to the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee’s Inquiry into Fathers and the Workplace.

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Welsh Government Consultation A National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

December 2016

In this paper we set out our response to the Welsh Government proposals to create a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales to provide strategic advice and guidance on infrastructure investment. In it we set out how such a body could be designed in order to tackle inequality including the need for “social infrastructure” to be part of the Commission’s remit.

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Briefing Paper – Women Carers.

June 2014

This paper sets out the actions we think will enable people to better balance work and caring responsibilities and reach their full potential in the workplace.

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Briefing Paper – Investing in Childcare

July 2016

In this paper we set out why investment in both physical and social infrastructure is important from a gender perspective and set out the case for a shift in our approach to childcare.

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