Relationships Alliance Manifesto launched
By Lauren Gasser, 20 October 2014
Today sees the launch of the 2014 Relationships Alliance Manifesto, in which leading relationship charities call on all political parties to put good-quality couple, family and social relationships centre stage in policy making in the run up to the General Election.
The Relationships Alliance, made up of OnePlusOne, Relate, Marriage Care and the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, will launch its 12 policy recommendations in The Relationships Manifesto: Strengthening Relationships to an audience of MPs, civil servants and other charities at a reception in the House of Commons later on today. As well as making recommendations, the Manifesto identifies three main barriers which prevent people from strengthening their relationships: cultural barriers, (including the perceived stigma around seeking help for relationships); financial barriers; and systemic barriers (including a lack of knowledge about the importance of relationships or how to access relationship support). All the recommendations in the Manifesto aim to tackle these barriers in order to improve the nation’s relationships.
To view the full Relationships Alliance Manifesto click the link, and to read more about the importance of professional training for frontline practitioners, read our blog ‘Relationship Support through Training in Public Services’ here.