In a letter published by the Daily Telegraph, Mark Molden, Chief Executive of Marriage Care, was one of 72 signatories that have called for the government to treble funding for relationship support.
Relationship breakdown is estimated to cost the state £47 billion, but only £7.5 million has been made available for services working towards prevention. This investment is vital in supporting stronger, more fulfilling, and healthy relationships, which form the basis of a strong and stable society, and improve mental and physical health, aswell as improving children’s life chances. However, there has been an ever increasing demand for this support, and with family breakdown and instability causing such devastating effects, the letter has called for this funding to be trebled in order to deal with the huge demand for services.
The letter was signed by a range of politicians from across the political spectrum, including Fiona Bruce MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Caroline Ansell MP, and Graham Allen MP. It was also signed by a range of influential professionals and experts from across the relationship support sector, aswell as our partners from the Relationships Alliance including Relate, OnePlusOne, and Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
To read the letter in full, and to see all of its signatories, you can view it online at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/11869797/Relationship-breakdown-family-stability-is-vital-for-a-thriving-society.html