Family life in Wales 'harder now than 20 years ago'

More than half of Welsh adults believe family life is harder today than it was two decades ago, according to a poll commissioned by the charity 4Children. Nearly half of adults also believe today's children will have a worse life than theirs.

'Too many' families struggling in Wales

A new poll commissioned by the charity 4Children has revealed that 'too many' families are struggling in Wales.

More than 50 per cent of people in Wales believe family life is harder now than it was 20 years ago and believe their neighbourhood isn't a good place for their children to grow up.

Too many families are struggling in Wales today with limited potential and life chances as a result. Family life has changed beyond recognition over the past 30 years and our services and practices have often failed to keep up.

It's time to change. We need to have a major shift in ambition if we're going to make our communities great for families. If we want a country where families and children are valued and flourishing, then politicians and policy makers and those providing public services and running businesses all need to change the way they listen and respond to what families really want.

– Anne Longfield OBE, Chief Executive of 4Children

Family life 'harder now than it was 20 years ago'

A poll by the charity 4children surveyed over 100 people in Wales Credit: ITV Wales

Over half of people in Wales believe family life is harder now than it was 20 years ago, according to new figures.

The poll, commissioned by the charity 4Children, also shows that people in Wales believe their neighbourhood isn't a good place for their children to grow up.

The poll also found that only two per cent of people living in Wales find public services, such as job centres and GPs, family-friendly places.

The findings coincide with the launch of the charities manifesto, in which the charity calls on policy makers to explore and improve the support modern families need in terms of benefits and advice.

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