Features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and editor Emily Burt look at the Directory of Social Change's recent decision to move to a four-day working week.
They discuss the issue of burnout and the recommendations of the 4 Day Week Campaign, which, as the name suggests, seeks to reduce the working week to 32-hours over four days, with no reduction in pay.
They hear from Debra Allcock-Tyler, chief executive of the DSC, about why the organisation moved to a three-day weekend, and what the impact of that has been.
This week's coronavirus care package of charity good news stories includes:
- The news that Third Sector news editor Andy Ricketts will be running the London Marathon in October for Skylarks, a small charity that supports children with disabilities and additional needs. To sponsor him, visit his fundraising page.
A team from Challenging MND in Essex, who broke their own Guinness World Record for travelling the Thames from Lechlade to Teddington Lock fastest in a pedalo and became the first team to complete the 128-mile challenge non-stop. The team completed it in 51 hours and 59 seconds, beating their previous record by seven hours, and battling through the nights and torrential rain. It was led by Alex Gibson, a GB decathlete who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease four years ago, and was joined by ex-England rugby union player Andy Long, Alun Thomas and Joe Reed.
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