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Make it work for single parents









We believe all single parents have the right to a decent job – one that allows them to balance their childcare responsibilities and provide for their families. By taking a realistic set of actions, government and employers can make that a reality.

Join our campaign to Make it work for single parents and help us fight for changes that will transform the lives of thousands of families.

We aim to Make it work for single parents by achieving the goals of the Make it work task list:

To do this, we need your support.  Sign up today and, once and for all, let’s Make it work for single parents.

Make it work blog


The Make it work blog documents single parents’ real-life experiences of work in the UK as part of Gingerbread’s campaign to Make it work for single parents.

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In this video, four single parents discuss the skills they have developed from being a single parent and how that transfers to the workplace.