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What relationship support services are there?

Relationship support is underdeveloped and not easily available across the UK, with a patchwork of largely uncoordinated provision. The voluntary sector is the main provider of relationship support services but operates in an unstable funding environment. Current provision ranges from formal specialist support, such as counselling and mediation, to more generic services, such as health visiting, which are not explicitly defined as relationship support but may touch on relationship issues.

  • Report
  • 2017
  • EIF

Exploring parental relationship support: A qualitative study

An analysis of the availability of relationship support services for families in or at risk of poverty in five case-study areas, including gaps in support.

  • Report
  • 2016
  • EIF

Interparental relationship support services available in the UK: Rapid review of evidence

See the findings from our rapid literature review, to find out what has been done to map the nature and extent of relationship support provision in the UK.

  • Briefing
  • 2017
  • EIF

Types of relationship support services

A summary of the different kinds of relationship support services. Some focus on improving child outcomes and others focus on the couple/parent relationship.

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