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Lynne
Lynne
22 Oct 2022 06:14

I've posted several times on this website about the lack of, and cost of, childcare. 

It's not only me who feels strongly about this. 

There will be marches throughout the country next Saturday attended by those who feel the same way.

Please join in.

 

March of the Mummies 2022 - Exeter

Saturday, 29 October 2022 from 10:30 to 14:00 

John Lewis
Devon EX4 6NN

 

I'll post more info about this march during the coming week.

1263
1263
22 Oct 2022 14:34

Waste of time ,the government has more pressing issues to deal with than this

Lynne
Lynne
22 Oct 2022 15:20

Well, when all this was organised who'd have thought that in between time the Tories would mess up this country's economy in the way that they have!

Child care is important, as its being in place frees up many (mostly Mummies) to get back into the workforce. More people in the workforce = more money going to individual families/more income tax being paid/helps the economy/helps pay mortgages & rents! (We have a workforce shortage at the moment remember along with a cost of living crisis.) 

Given the state of the economy and how important child care is to help us get out of the mess that Lettuce Liz and Kamikase Kwarteng have gotten us into, I think it is even more important to keep this issue to the forefront of ministers' minds. 

 


 

UK childcare investment would boost women's incomes by ...

https://www.ft.com › Economy › Employment › Childcare

 

13 Oct 2021 — Investing in childcare would boost the annual income of working mothers in the UK by as much as £10bn, generating an additional 3 per cent ...

 


 

British child care is expensive | The Economist

https://www.economist.com › ... › July 2nd 2022 edition

 

30 Jun 2022 — Britain | Britain's growth crisis. British child care is expensive ... access to child care “would have a massive benefit for the economy”.

 

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Lynne
Lynne
23 Oct 2022 07:33

And on the subject of workforce shortages, from what I have read one of the key ingredients for growng the economic pie (to use Lettuce Liz's expression) is NOT to have workforce shortages.

So........workforce numbers can help be rectified by releasing all those Mummies presently in enforced economic storage.

It's that and/or, (best whisper this quietly), import the workforce - aka increase immigration numbers.

 

Carer
Carer
23 Oct 2022 19:01

@Lynne

RE, Workforse Shortages

How many UNEMPLOYED in this country?

There should be NO shortage of workforce!!!

Lynne
Lynne
24 Oct 2022 05:13

@Carer

For the first time since records began, there are more job vacancies in the UK than unemployed people, according to the latest monthly labour market figures. This has been driven mainly by a near-fourfold surge in job vacancies to around 1.3 million since the summer of 2020, when economic activity was allowed to resume at the end of the first COVID lockdown.

https://theconversation.com/shortage-of-workers-threatens-uk-recovery-heres-why-and-what-to-do-about-it-183260

Lynne
Lynne
26 Oct 2022 06:55

Dawlish is an expanding town with lots of new houses already having been built with 100s more scheduled to be constructed in the near future.

New houses very often bring with them young families and young families need suitable and appropriate infrastructure.

This includes affordable, available, and safe child care provision. 

The south west has some of the highest housing costs in the country but equally it has lots of low pay. Most likely two salaries are needed to help pay the mortgage/rent and other household bills.

So how are such costs to be met if one parent has to drop out of the local workforce in order to stay at home and look after the kids?

We do not have sufficient child care provision in Dawlish at the present time. So not only does it need to expand now to meet present need but with all the new houses scheduled to be built Dawlish will need even more child care provision in the future. 

 

   

Lynne
Lynne
28 Oct 2022 14:20

March of the Mummies - Exeter - Saturday 29th October

10.30 am - meet up outside John Lewis

11.00am - march from John Lewis to Devon County Council offices

12 noon (ish) - rally at County Hall

1.00pm - finish   

1263
1263
28 Oct 2022 14:55

1.30--go home and make the dinner

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Lynne
Lynne
28 Oct 2022 15:49

Just imagine all those nurses and doctors, for example, who are presently stuck at home making dinners and the such like when they could be back working in the NHS if we only had but decent child care provision in this country.    

Lynne
Lynne
30 Oct 2022 07:17

Saw some Dawlish faces at the Exeter march and rally yesterday.

Go Dawlish!

Lynne
Lynne
04 Nov 2022 07:54

See page 7 latest issue of Dawlish Gazette. 

Lynne
Lynne
04 Nov 2022 18:25
Lynne
Lynne
09 Nov 2022 06:36
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