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Debating Maternal Care – HoL needs to launch independent inquiry

The House of Lords will be debating Maternal Care on Thursday 17th March. Good news. Click here  for more information. Worth tuning in at 1pm to see if the debate stays firm on topic to examine the vital importance of maternal care and how it might be best supported, or whether it mutates into discussion of […]

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International Women’s Day – Urgent Progress needed around CARE Matters

On behalf of the wider membership and Mothers at Home Matter supporters, we are delighted that Global Women’s Strikewill be in Parliament today campaigning about the importance of CARE.  We are sorry that our MAHM mothers cannot be there,  mainly due to care responsibilities at home. Your event on International Women’s Day is an essential […]

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Talking about Motherhood on TV

by Claire Paye 2nd February 2016 ‘Are working mothers better mothers’ ended up being the title of the tv debate I participated in on ITVAre working mums ‘better’ mums?, 2 Feb 2016.  I had thought it was going to be a conversation about whether stay at home mothers can exist without living vicariously through their […]

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The ‘luxury’ of love

by Claire Paye 22 January 2016 What is so terrible about mothers looking after their own children?  Why is it so very important that mothers do paid work so they can pay someone else to look after their children?  Why the Government obsession with using taxpayers’ money to pay for childcare when mothers can, and […]

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Value Families and Value Unpaid Care Work

18th January 2016   by Marie Peacock The issue of benefits, dependency and strategies to reduce the welfare bill are regularly analysed in policy circles and in the media.  Today Civitas  is discussing this very topic. But the matter of *Family Care* and the extra responsibilities and costs of *Raising A Family* are all-too-rarely debated. It’s […]

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When one parent cares for children at home the family is penalised in taxation. Mr Cameron – Why?

8th December Dear Mr Cameron, In a speech last week by Sam Gyimah, Education and Childcare Minister, to the Family and Childcare Trust regarding the expansion in taxpayer-funded support for 30 hours of non family childcare, he said: ”We are setting an income cap set at £100,000, whereby parents earning more than that won’t be […]

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