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Britain’s lone parenthood rate more than 50% greater than EU average

19th Jan 2012

That was one of the stark messages to come from recent EU figures, launched by the European Union’s statistical division[1], which shows that the percentage of children living with one parent in the UK is significantly greater than nearly all other E

Person's hand cupped by another's hands

Improve care for the dying rather than change law, say MPs

17th Jan 2012
Public Affairs

In a packed Westminster Hall debate this morning, almost every MP present spoke clearly and passionately for the need to support, commend and encourage further investment in hospice and palliative care.  For a 9:30am start, an attendance of some

Syringe for injections

Falconer Off Target – Poll Reveals Serious Public Disquiet About Assisted Suicide

5th Jan 2012
Public Affairs

Press Release – 5 January 2012

Father reading to two children

CARE’s Response to FPI/IFS Report on ‘The Impact of Austerity Measures on Households with Children’

4th Jan 2012
David Binder

CARE’s response to Family and Parenting Institute (FPI) and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report on ‘The Impact of Austerity Measures on Households with Children’

Response to Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report

6th Dec 2011
David Binder

Thursday 1st December saw the launch of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) report on poverty, entitled ‘Monitoring poverty and social exclusion’.

Organ Donation – what’s going on?

10th Nov 2011
Public Affairs

In recent weeks there have been several developments around the issue of donation of organs after death, which has generated media headlines both here and in the US.

Parents and girl

Norgrove Report on the Family published this week

3rd Nov 2011
Public Affairs

This week saw the publication of the final report from The Family Justice Review, otherwise known as the Norgrove Report.


Empowering people with a meaningful connection with the democratic process

24th Oct 2011
Public Affairs

One way churches can help kick voter apathy is by hosting a hustings in their buildings There is today growing concern about a disconnect between those in authority and the public at large.

parents with baby

‘Inconceivable that Government will reach child poverty targets by 2020’ says IFS

17th Oct 2011
David Binder

This assessment, announced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on Tuesday 11 October as part of its ‘Child and working age poverty from 2010-2020’ briefing, was just one of the somewhat gloomy forecasts made by the IFS, who carry out research l

Parents and girl

To stay or not to stay at home? That is the question!

30th Sep 2011
David Binder

The question has raged for decades, hasn’t it? Should one parent stay at home to look after the children whilst the other goes to work, or should both work? If so, should both work full-time, part-time, or a mixture of the two?