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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

We were delighted to take part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge from 28 November to 5 December. With your help, we raised a brilliant £64,716 towards the running of our legal helpline. Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our campaign.

Working families are too often living in time, as well as financial, poverty.  All too often, hard-pushed parents aren’t aware of the rights and benefits that might help them navigate work and family life, and improve their family finances.  Our free legal advice service supports parents that are facing difficulties at work because of their caring responsibilities; parents that are in work but don’t have enough money to support their families.  Our dedicated team of advisors helps them understand and leverage their rights and access the benefits they are entitled to, supporting their work life balance and helping improve their family finances.£39 will pay for us to give personalised legal advice to a parent struggling with a problem at work.

“I was having problems organising flexible working after maternity leave. You gave me excellent, practical advice; I felt empowered. I was able to negotiate a work pattern whereby I can work, afford childcare and still enjoy my baby during the week. Without your advice I wouldn’t be in this position.”

A mother who contacted our Legal Advice Service in April, after experiencing problems trying to organise flexible working after maternity leave