Government announces key organisations set to provide relationship support

25 February 2011

OnePlusOne, the UK’s leading relationships research organisation, has today been named as one of the key charities selected to deliver first class relationship support as part of Government plans to make Britain more family friendly.

Following on from Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech in December 2010 when the Government’s commitment to relationships funding was first outlined, Children’s Minister Tim Loughton today announced the 36 organisations selected to deliver quality family and relationship support services across the UK.

OnePlusOne is well placed to deliver the Government’s key objectives thanks to its proven track record of turning relationships research into practice over the last 40 years. The charity is grateful for the Government’s recognition of the importance of its work and looks forward to continued success providing relationship support in new and innovative ways.

OnePlusOne's director Penny Mansfield said:

“Through our web-service and our Brief Encounters training of frontline staff such as health visitors, GPs and Children's Centre staff, OnePlusOne is playing a significant national role in providing support for couples and families – when it is first needed.

“We are delighted to receive government funding in our 40th anniversary year, which will allow us to reach even more families at the optimum time for making a difference to the quality and stability of family life.”

For further information contact:
Martiena van der Meer, media officer