Partnership aims to keep Kirklees' families together during difficult lockdown period

Disagreements and arguments are completely normal - but if they are becoming a problem then help is at hand.
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Relationship Matters, a partnership between Kirklees Council and 14 other local authorities across the Yorkshire and Humber region, is designed to help families in staying together.

The newly-launched Relationship Matters website offers information, tips and support - and what better time as the Covid-19 crisis has brought big changes in the way we live our everyday lives.

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Relationship Matters aims to help everyone recognise the signs of conflict, work out what needs to happen and know where to turn.

CouncillorViv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for ChildrenCouncillorViv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for Children
CouncillorViv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for Children

Councillor Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for Children, said: “We are hugely committed to supporting our children, young people and families in every way we can.

“There are always stresses and disagreements in life but, for many people, the time we have spent in lockdown due to Covid-19 has escalated these issues and intensified the problems.

“At any time, conflict between adults can have a long-lasting and profound impact on the children around them, as well as putting families at risk of breaking up.

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“We have worked closely with other councils to tackle this issue and create the new website. We are helping families to recognise their problems and resolve them, supporting our children to be happier, healthier and more likely to enjoy the best start in life.”

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