Marriage Care is the largest faith-based provider of relationship support in the UK. Working across England and Wales Marriage Care’s team of over 650 trained and passionate volunteers provide marriage preparation and relationship counselling through 52 centres and 100 counselling locations. Our vision is for a society in which adults can form and sustain healthy marriages and committed relationships. We believe marriage preparation is an investment in the couple’s relationship over a lifetime and we offer engaged couples a group course Preparing Together and bespoke FOCCUS(c) sessions alongside the availability of relationship counselling, should it be needed, at any point in their married life.
Family breakdown costs £50bn a year
When couples split up, families move from one to two households. Poverty is a common outcome that affects children. Six out of ten lone parents are supported by the state compared to one out of ten couple parents. That's where most of the £50bn is spent.