Stories

We hear hundreds of stories from single parents each year. Read some of these stories here, using our topic filter to help you find stories that are relevant to you.

Managing contact arrangements

Posted 4 April 2019

Lauren is a single parent to her young son. In this blog, she writes about her experiences of making contact arrangements with her ex-partner, and offers her top tips for other parents who are establishing...

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Declined – Husna’s Story

Posted 27 February 2019

Husna became a single mother of three at 24, and loves the outdoors, trekking and reading. Five years after her separation, she works as a journalist at leading media organisations including the BBC and ITV....

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Why you should complete our survey about sport

Posted 12 February 2019

Lidia is an inspired, passionate, proud single mother who was born in South Africa and now lives in the UK. She is a mother to an amazing teenage daughter, who is one of Lidia’s inspirations...Gingerbread is currently undertaking research to understand better the experiences of single parent families in taking part in sport. This research will allow Gingerbread to make the case to leisure trusts around the country to...I sincerely ask to take a few minutes to complete the survey, Sport and You. Essentially Gingerbread wants to support us as single parents to access more fitness and leisure facilities.  I am passionate about...The survey closes at midday on Monday 18 February so be sure to do it before then! At the end, you’ll have the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of two £50 Love2Shop...

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Tell your story; because no one else can

Posted 1 February 2019

  Jemma Wallace is a writer from Edinburgh, currently working on her first novel as winner of the #WeArethe1in4 competition with Gingerbread and Trapeze Books. Jemma is mum to seven-year-old Archie and works part-time as a...For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. When I was child, I spent most of my time in my own, or someone else’s imagination. I can create a character...

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