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The relationship resource library

Key resources curated by OnePlusOne with input from Relate, Marriage Care and the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR).

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This site will allow you to narrow down the resources you are looking for by using search and filtering tools. You can then sort by latest, popular or list as A to Z. You are also able to narrow down the types of resources shown, including overviews for introductory discussions.

How we select resources

All resources found in the Relationships Alliance KnowledgeBank are curated by OnePlusOne on behalf of the Relationships Alliance. Each goes through a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure that it meets the highest standards. More information can be found on the About page.

The Relationships Alliance

The Relationships Alliance is made up of the UK’s top relationships organisations; Relate, OnePlusOne, TCCR and Marriage Care. Our work focuses on the full spectrum of relationship support – working at the personal, social and political level. Our work is focused on both personal and social relationships.

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  1. Relationships Alliance Manifesto 2017

    Description:

    This Manifesto is a call on the UK Government to invest in, and support healthy couple, co-parenting and family relationships. A robust agenda to do so will help resolve parental conflict, reduce health demand, improve children’s educational attainment, and ensure people can better protect themselves from shocks such as losing a job, debt, family breakdown, or long-term health conditions.

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    • Policy
    • Promoting health & wellbeing
    • Relationship support
    • Sex and relationships education

  2. Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families

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    This publication sets out plans to improve the support given to workless families and their children, so that they can overcome the complex problems they face.

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    The proposals outlined in this document include:

    • launching the next phase of the Troubled Families Programme, which will place a greater emphasis on helping parents with complex needs into work
    • a new programme to reduce parental conflict by providing access to proven support for the most disadvantaged families, whether parents are together or separated
    • enhancing the role of Jobcentre Plus in working with local partners in a more joined-up way, to identify people with complex needs at the right time and better address their needs
    • greater support to help those with drug and alcohol dependencies into work, by implementing recommendations from Dame Carol Black’s review of employment and drug and alcohol dependency
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    • Consequences for adults
    • Consequences for children
    • Financial stresses
    • Interventions & support
    • Policy
    • Relationship quality and wellbeing

  3. Counting the Cost of Family Failure – 2016 Update

    Description:

    The 2016 update of the Relationships Foundation’s “Cost of Family Failure Index” shows that the cost of family breakdown to the taxpayer has increased again – to £48 billion, costing each taxpayer around £1,820 a year. While we are now beginning to see the impact of cuts in spending on the figures, taxpayers continue to shoulder a huge, and still growing, financial burden when families fail.

     

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    The Relationships Foundation argue that only when this cost is taken seriously will people recognise how important relationships are to general wellbeing and happiness. Family breakdown reduces health, wealth and wellbeing – the three things in which people are most interested. Reduced health, wealth and wellbeing all put pressure on relationships, thus reinforcing and perpetuating the vicious circle of breakdown. Economic cost must be viewed in the much broader personal and social context of those experiencing family failure, especially when there are children involved. 

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    • Financial stresses
    • Policy
    • Separated/ separating parents

  4. All Together Now

    Description:

    In this report, Relate present an evidence-based, wide-ranging vision for support for good quality relationships for a vision of society in 2025, which identifies current challenges as well as potential opportunities. Key recommendations for policy makers are made for changes to both local and national government policy.

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    • Fatherhood/ motherhood
    • Policy
    • Relationship quality and wellbeing
    • Relationship support