Parents of the UK’s million disabled children are struggling to hold down vital jobs
– even when they downshift and stall career progress
– because of a dearth of suitable and affordable childcare, flexible jobs and appropriate leave.
A new report by charity Working Families analysed feedback from 1,250 parents of disabled children – the majority of whom were mothers – and found three quarters (76%) of parents of disabled children have turned down a promotion or accepted a demotion to meet their caring responsibilities. Nearly half (45%) are working at a lower skill level than before they had their disabled child...