MAHM Campaign – Letters

Don’t ever underestimate the power of the written word. It lingers in a way that words overheard on tv or on the radio do not. A well drafted letter printed in a paper can be read at leisure, digested, returned to and responded to. We like to place published letters written by you and others as well as some of ours that have also got past the editorial desk.  Feel inspired!

Unpublished letter to The Times

Letters to the Editor, The Times – January 2016  (unpublished) Dear Sir,   Cossetting kids Jenni Russell, writing in The Times  (Mothers have got to stop cossetting their kids) ,  peddles the myth that salary is a sign of significance whilst unpaid care is no more than a gratuitous game of pat-a-cake.  She implies that […]

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Letters to The Guardian 2nd July 2015 Motherhood and Modern Society’s Values

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jul/02/women-motherhood-and-modern-societys-values  2nd July 2015 Write with your responses to [email protected]  

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WRITE DIRECT TO NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET

https://email.number10.gov.uk/contact.aspx  Send your letters direct to Downing Street.  Tell them you want better policies for mothers. 

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Observer: Unpublished letter

One of the biggest challenges is to tackle the ‘gatekeepers of information’ .  How can we ensure that articles like the one in the Observer last week are properly challenged and honestly debated? We urge MAHM supporters and anyone interested in challenging policy, supporting the parent-child relationship and protecting family time to write in to […]

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Channel 4 debate on extension to paternity leave announced by Miliband

A student midwife watching the programme responds to Channel 4: The focus of the discussion between John Adams, blogger,  and Lynne Burnham from Mothers at Home Matter was introduced by Jon Snow as, “How much value does a father have in a child’s first few weeks of life?” The policy proposes debated was the proposed extension […]

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Letter to Sunday Telegraph 30th March 2014

Stay-at-home mothers are being penalised SIR – Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the indispensable role mothers play in the home. But, as the recent Budget made clear, policy-makers only value mothers when they are doing paid work outside the home. Families with a mother or father at home full-time are penalised heavily in […]

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Mental Health Crisis

Letter to the Mirror newspaper  12 February 2014 Letters page Well done to the Mirror for covering so fully the national scandal that is our children’s mental health crisis (February 10th).   ( Child depression scandal  Campaigners have been predicting this for years and we take no pleasure in being proven right. But what can readers […]

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A Policy to Keep Families Apart

Published in ‘The Independent’  19th Dec 2013 A policy to keep families apart Once again the Government wishes families to spend as little time together as possible. Liz Truss, the minister for education and childcare, announced her desire for schools to open 8am-6pm for the convenience of both working parents. The modern living arrangements that […]

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Briefing on Tax Free Childcare consultation

Care_Briefing_on_Tax-Free_Childcare_HMT_consultation_on_design_and_operation.pdf   PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS CONSULTATION. CLICK ON LINK ABOVE.      DEADLINE IS 14TH OCTOBER 2013.   THE GOVT PROPOSAL DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ONE-EARNER COUPLES MANAGING ON JUST ONE INCOME WITH CARE RESPONSIBILITIES. THIS MIGHT WELL AFFECT YOUR FAMILY.   ALL FAMILIES BEAR COSTS IN CHILDCARE WHETHER THEY PROVIDE CARE AT HOME OR OUTSOURCE CARE TO […]

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Open Consultation on Tax-Free Childcare – letter from a mother at home

Tax-Free Childcare Team HMRC, Room 1C/07 100 Parliament Street London, SW1A 2BQ   Monday 16th September 2013 Dear Sir/Madam, Tax-Free Childcare – Open Consultation I do NOT agree that the childcare voucher scheme is the best way to support hard-working families. It is based upon the assumption that both parents believe the best childcare for […]

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