Time to care: balancing work and care in later life: an agenda for change

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Grandparents Plus (Charity)
Grandparents Plus
Date of publication
1 July 2014
Families, Children and Young People, Employment
Social welfare
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Grandparents are being expected to work longer but also care more for grandchildren. This is unsustainable and will inevitably lead to a care gap in both informal childcare and care of older relatives unless we take action to respond to the changing reality of family life and enable grandparents to combine work and care. We need to: 1) improve access to affordable, good quality childcare; 2) give grandparents the right to request flexible working; and 3) introduce grandparental leave from work

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