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Security, stability, opportunity

by Claire Paye 6th October 2015 The Conservative Party Conference motto is ‘Security.  Stability.  Opportunity.’  Brilliant!  This is exactly what mothers and fathers can offer their children when they care for them.  ‘Life chances’ is the new buzz word on the block.  Excellent! Nothing improves a child’s life chances, including those born into poverty, more than […]

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The V Word

By Mel Tibbs October 5th  2015 When did volunteering become a dirty word?  Instead of seeing it as the pinnacle of human achievement, having time to devote to others without seeking financial recompense, it is scorned as an indulgence or something people are embarrassed to have the time to do. We live in a culture […]

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Life set to get harder for families with care responsibilities, struggling to make ends meet

1st October 2015 Care-giving parents, whether it’s mum or dad at home busy with the daily work of looking after children, will find it a lot more difficult from next year when predicted cuts in tax credits start changing the shape of family life  and childhood as we know it – and not for the […]

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What does ‘Equality’ in Parenting and Caregiving actually mean?

The term  ‘Equal Parenting and Caregiving’ , so often talked about in the press,  means very different things to different people. From speaking to women up and down the country our view is that equal arrangements can’t be calculated merely on number of hours of caregiving carried out by men and women or through comparison of […]

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We need an aspirational movement that respects freedom and choice

by Mel Tibbs After the tedium of the election campaign where, even on so-called ‘Woman’s’ Hour, no politician dared stray from the triumvirate of the Economy, Housing and the NHS, there followed the surprise election result, alarming for some.   I had no desire to see any one of the parties with a majority; forcing them […]

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Tell us about your aspirations for your family

Tell us about YOUR ASPIRATIONS for your family… In the post election debate there’s now a focus on the kind of aspirations people have for a better life for themselves and their children – and the policies needed to make this possible. We all want a better life for our children. So let’s look at […]

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