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Plans to allow new parents to share up to a year of leave from work after their child is born, have been announced by the Government today. The aim is to build stonger families, and promote a work-life balance.
But young parents in one London borough say the services they rely on now for support, are being earmarked for cuts. Liz Wickham reports from Lewisham.
A group of mums are trying to save the Telegraph Hill playgroup in Lewisham from becoming a victim of the cuts.
The deadline for the public to submit questions to the council's next budget meeting, when they will decide what to do is midnight tonight.
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Telegraph Hill playgroup is an easy target for cuts but it may well be the kind of place that prevents family breakdowns.