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Working Well From Home Toolkit

Participate in a Focus Group and Help Us Develop a Toolkit for Working Well From Home in East Sussex

Thank you to those of you who participated in or shared the recent survey from University of Sussex exploring home-working experiences, support needs, and perspectives around working from home in the longer-term. The university will soon be seeking East Sussex-based employees, employers, and self-employed individuals interested in participating in focus groups exploring home-working experiences and support needs in greater detail. These virtual groups will be crucial in informing the development of a home-working toolkit for employers in East Sussex, and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

'We are pleased to be able to offer participants a £20 Love2Shop voucher as a thank you for their time.' - University of Sussex

To express your interest in taking part in a focus group, please contact Laura Chapman (School of Psychology, University of Sussex):

To aid planning, please indicate within your email:

• whether you are an employee/employer/self-employed

• your location (Eastbourne/Hastings/Lewes/Rother/Wealden)

• the size of your organisation (Micro/Small/Medium/Large/Sole Trader).

Please express your interest by no later than 23rd July.

About the Working Well From Home project: The Covid-19 pandemic has initiated an unprecedented shift in the way that organisations operate, with working from home now being common practice. As businesses continue to adapt and begin to consider the utility of home-working for the longer-term, it will be vital to identify the benefits and disadvantages of working from home for both employers and employees alike. Team East Sussex are keen to support local businesses in improving the experience of home-working, and are collaborating with researchers in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex to identify the needs of employers, employees, and self-employed individuals who work and/or live in East Sussex. In the coming months, we will develop a home-working toolkit for employers, drawing on research evidence and informed by best practice.