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.

Single parent poverty – Sally’s story

Posted 10 December 2019

To mark Election Week, we’ve asked single parents to share their experiences of our key proposal policy areas. Our second blog was written by Sally, a single parent to four children: eight year-old Chester, six...

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Getting a degree as a single parent

Posted 1 February 2018

When she became a single parent at 24, Aileen was faced with a tough decision – take any job to get by, or study and strive to achieve her dream? Read about Aileen’s journey as...

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Homeschooling my son

Posted 3 October 2017

Remi lives in London with her son Raphael, 15. She and her husband had a privileged life, employing a nanny and sending Raphael to private school. However, after their marriage broke down things changed dramatically...

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Studying with three girls

Posted 3 October 2017

Janine is bringing up her three daughters on her own. She has been a single mum for two years. Single parents are not lazy! How could anyone think we are? It is a tiring job with...

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From redundancy to science teacher

Posted 3 October 2017

Kerri has been a single parent to her daughter, Ellie, for almost eight years. After time on income support following redundancy, and struggling to find the part-time job she needed, Kerri decided to retrain and...

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Full time work, study and motherhood

Posted 3 October 2017

Naomi is 34 and a single mum to six year-old Tobey. She recently made the decision to complete a PGCE in higher education while working full time and raising her son. Splitting up Tobey’s dad and I...

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