Support For Mortgage Interest helps people pay the interest on their mortgages if they receive a range of other benefits like income support or job seekers' allowance.
Amanda Copeland, who lives in a bungalow in Saltdean with her three young children. Amanda gave up work as a nurse in June to look after her children, who are all under the age of eight.
She says she could not afford to pay for childcare while they were all so young.
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I know this is a contentious story, so this comments is made purely as an observation, not as bait.
Families breakdown - couples separate - one party gets custody - that party has to live on what the other party AND the state can afford to pay in maintenance - there isn't enough money to maintain the situation - benefits are cut - people, and more importantly children, fall into poverty.
Surely it would be better if the families didn't break up in the first place?
So the question is, if that is accepted as true, then how far has society encouraged the break up of the family and is it so wrong to want to promote the family unit as the ideal scenario to bring up children?