Leapers is a community that supports anyone who is interested in working differently from the traditional structures of nine-to-five. They offer online conversation, support and community to freelancers, homeworkers, remote workers, startups, the self-employed, SME owners and everything in between.
They also create tangible guides, tools, products and techniques, based upon insights uncovered from the community and research, to help fill the gaps created by new ways of working, and work with organisations who want to better support their ad-hoc and external talent.
Resources from this organisation:
This web page from Leapers explores some of the issues faced by lone workers who are looking after their children during working hours. It offers reassurance, advice, and links to the Leapers community where you can meet others in the same situation.
Some people may be working from home for the first time due to the coronavirus outbreak. This guide can help it feel easier and less isolating.
This report from Leapers explores the problem points are for independent workers- for example, how money uncertainty can cause anxiety, or the stress of administration tasks. It also offers suggestions of what might help freelancers to improve their wellbeing.
60% of freelancers say mental health has negatively affected their ability to work. 45% haven’t even thought about it. This guide is full of tips to look after yourself if you're self-employed—or, if you're hiring freelancers, to consider their wellbeing.