The Centre recognises the challenges of combining work with caring and other responsibilities. It is part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, which promotes a family-friendly working environment. The University of Oxford has well-established policies on flexible working and family leave. WHG holds an annual Family Day - a very successful event in which staff and students bring their partners, children and other relatives to the centre for a day of lively outdoor activities. The Centre also has some schemes for additional financial support.