Tag Archives: Children

Should Lone Parents of Under 5s Have Their Benefits Cut if they Don’t Attend Government Courses?

A couple of days ago I started a thread on the discussion site Mumsnet. I had been following a debate in parliament which had cumulated in Labour MPs voting to cut the benefits of lone parents of under 5s who won’t attend government run “back to work” courses. My post was removed from the site, [...]

Sure Start Funding Cut Endangers Suport for Families with Young Children

I attended Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee on the 11th of December 2008. The main issue which took up most of the “Open Forum” time was the loss of “Sure Start” funding which had adversely affected two volunteer groups which work supporting families with young children in North Cambridge. The Chair and Treasurer of [...]