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.

Being able to enjoy life with my daughter makes me proud – Karen’s story

Posted 30 January 2019

Karen is mum to 11 year-old Ebony. Together they have a have a house rabbit called Steve. As well as working in a nursery, Karen manages a pet sitting service looking after pets in their...When I think of the word proud, apart from the obvious, words such as noticeable, standout and visible come to mind. This may be because society makes the issues of being a single parent noticeable,...

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Separating from a violent partner

Posted 3 April 2018

Single mum Dani talks about her experience of leaving an abusive relationship, and her advice for those who find themselves in a similar situation. In February 2012, my daughter was 5 months old. Her Dad was...

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Why I support Gingerbread by Robert Peston

Posted 25 February 2018

Robert Peston is voicing our BBC Radio 4 appeal. Here’s why he is supporting Gingerbread: https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Robert-Peston-Gingerbread-appeal.mp3 Transcript: Hello I’m Robert Peston. Now, I became a single parent a few years ago when my wife died of cancer. My...

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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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