Coronavirus support for Sandwell businesses: home working

For many people, working from home has become a ‘new normal’. We know it is still bringing all kinds of challenges, though. We’ve rounded up resources to help you and your Sandwell business through. See also our pages for employees and on mental health and wellbeing

This page was last reviewed in April 2021.

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ACAS has guidelines to help employers and employees remain practical, flexible and sensitive to one other’s situations when working from home. The guidelines also outline employers’ responsibilities regarding health and safety when an employee is working from home.

Tax relief
If you are working from home where you usually wouldn’t – even just for one day in the year – you may be able to claim tax relief for your job expenses. This updated blog post from money-saving expert Martin Lewis explains working from home tax relief.

Enterprise Nation has published this useful guide suggesting six tech tools for holding meetings and events online.

The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a more in-depth, crowd-sourced document about solutions for remote working.

The Remote Work Survival Kit is a crowd-sourced document full of useful ideas – including ideas for entertaining children.

The blog of online talent platform Hoxby also has many resources on remote working.

This free Thrive at Home mental health toolkit from the West Midlands Combined Authority is for employers and managers, to help their businesses support employees who are working from home. (See more on mental health and wellbeing.)

The mental health charity Mind also has tips for supporting yourself and your team while working from home.

Are you feeling a little locked down? The WindowSwap website allows you to peep out from windows all around the world.

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