History has shown that periods of national upheaval often lead to momentous social reform. During World War I, women increasingly took on working roles, beginning a shift from a predominantly homemaking role and contributing towards women achieving the right to vote in 1918.

Following the war, the bold and pioneering plan to make healthcare accessible to everyone was achieved with the birth of the NHS on 5 July 1948. 

Now, I don’t profess to be an expert on social history. Nor do I suggest a direct correlation between the current pandemic and two world wars, but undoubtedly what we are experiencing now is a time of significant social upheaval that will have long-term repercussions for families. 

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