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Campaigning group Raising Films is taking the pulse of parents and carers working in TV and film in the latest stage of its ongoing mission to capture the impact of Covid-19.

From this week, it is inviting submissions to How We Work Now, a survey that aims to collect a snapshot of changes to working patterns, carer and parental demands, financial help and support networks and how the industry is prepared for new working models as restrictions lift.

It also asks participants to suggest ways that funders can make support schemes targeted at freelancers more accessible and to outline the hard choices about working as a caregiver as restrictions lift from this month.

Submissions are open until the end of June with the results, as well as training and other initiatives drawn from the findings, due in September.

How We Work Now is backed by the BFI, the National Lottery, Screen Scotland, Bectu, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the Screen Industries Growth Network.

The survey builds on Raising Films’ Back From The Brink study, published in March, which addressed the mental health toll of the ‘stolen year’ since the first national lockdown.

The campaigning group was set up by producer Nicky Bentham, founder of Neon Pictures and co-chair of Pact's Film Policy Group; writer and WGGB Film Committee co-chair Lile Langebeck; and writer Hope Dickson Leach, who won a Scottish Bafta for her debut film The Levelling.

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