Monday, 17 June 2013

Family Life : Labour supporting mums and dads

Thousands of dads in Haslingden and Hyndburn are celebrating Father’s Day with cards and presents with their families.

But too many fathers struggle to make the most of their time with their children because as a country, and as a society, we fail to offer enough support for families.

When in Government, Labour introduced many changes that made a real difference to family life such as 3,500 sure start centres, statutory paternity pay and extra help for mothers, but the current Tory-led Government is making it harder and harder for parents to make the most of their time with their children.

Families need support which is why Labour is exploring ways of easing the pressures parents face and, on Father’s Day, we need to think about how to make balancing work with family life easier for both mums and dads.

You can share your experiences of trying to balance work and family life, and let Labour’s Policy Commission on Education and Children know how you think a future Labour government could make things easier, on Your Britain, Labour’s online home of ideas and discussion.