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How We Work Now2021-08-04T14:49:06+01:00

How We Work Now

HOW WE WORK NOW: Parents and Carers in the post-COVID screen sector is a follow-on from our scoping study BACK FROM THE BRINK, which was published in March 2021.

The survey opens on Monday 17 May and closes on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

What is the HOW WE WORK NOW survey about?
We are asking you about how COVID-19 has impacted the way we work, as parents and carers in the UK’s screen sector – and about what we need to keep working.

Completing this survey offers you the opportunity to outline how COVID-19 has affected your work, and in turn to inform and influence what we hope will be lasting change in our industry. Please share the survey link widely and encourage friends and co-workers to take part.

Who is the HOW WE WORK NOW survey aimed at?
The survey is aimed at anyone who works or has worked in the screen sector while being a parent and/or caring (unpaid) for family members and/or friends, whether long-term or short-term.

What will be the outcome of the HOW WE WORK NOW survey?
We will publish our results in September 2021, and will announce training and actions based on our findings. At the end of the survey you can let us know whether you would like to stay informed.

What support can you offer around caregiving and/or work if I’m struggling?
We recognise that our survey questions relate to difficult topics. We hope that by asking them we can help our whole community. At the moment, we cannot offer individual support, but we have put together a list of recommended organisations and supportive resources (opens a Google document in a new window).

Orange button stating survey closed and report published in September 2021

Raising Films acknowledges the support that has allowed this work to take place and thank our funders: the BFI using National Lottery funding, The National Lottery and the Scottish Government through Screen Scotland, The Screen Industries Growth Network, Bectu and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

More detail about the HOW WE WORK NOW survey for respondents

There are eight sections to the survey as outlined below. The questions within each section are a combination of multiple choice and narrative text responses. None of the questions are compulsory but we do ask that you complete as much of the survey as you can so we have a strong amount data to take through for research and analysis for our report.

We recommend you complete the survey on a laptop or desktop computer if that’s possible and feasible for you.

We estimate the survey will take approx. 20 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to the survey at a later date.

Section A: Who We Work With
This section refers to the sharing data with our funding partner organisations and asks your permission for us to share anonymised data relevant to each organisation. Number of questions – 5

Section B: Who Are We Now?
This section asks about how you identify, where you live, and what your current situation is with regards to caregiving and the factors that may impact it. Number of questions – 20

Section C: How We Care Now
In this section we are assessing changes in caregiving/care needs, and in factors that might impact them, from March 2020 to June 2021. Number of questions – 10

Section D: How We Work Now
This section asks about your working practices and situations, including positive and negative experiences. Number of questions – 13

Section E: Who Supports Us Now
This section asks questions about financial support provided at different levels, how you experienced it, and how it could be better. Number of questions – 5

Section F: How We Support Each Other Now
This section asks about how the screen industries and cultural sector have supported you, and ways in which you may have supported friends and colleagues. Number of questions – 4

Section G: What We Need Now
This section asks questions about the present and future, to understand the additional support you want and need for returning and/or continuing to work. Number of questions – 6

Section H: What We Do Next
This section asks about the outcomes of the survey, and how or whether you would like to be involved in them. Number of questions – 9

The survey is available in a large print format and an audio format. Should you require either of these formats please send us an email to request.