Coronavirus support for Sandwell businesses: home working
How can I ensure my Sandwell employees are productive, supported and safe while working from home?
Please note that we are no longer updating this page (May 2022).
The Covid-19 pandemic made working from home a ‘new normal’ for many people. We’ve rounded up resources to continue making remote working mutually beneficial to employers and employees. See also our pages for employees and on Sandwell workplace wellbeing.
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Be flexible and sensitive
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.
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.
The mental health charity Mind also has tips for supporting yourself and your team while working from home.
Are you feeling a little cooped up? The WindowSwap website allows you to peep out from windows all around the world.
Get the right tools in place
Enterprise Nation has published this useful guide suggesting six tech tools for holding meetings and events online.
The blog of online talent platform Hoxby also has many resources on remote working.
Know your rights if you’re working from home
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 blog post from money-saving expert Martin Lewis explains working from home tax relief.
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This page was last reviewed in May 2022.