Single parents equal families

Life is tough for the 1.8 million single parents across the UK. They face a harsh reality: twice the likelihood of living in poverty compared to couples, and battling relentless financial, emotional, and social pressures. 

Despite their resilience, single parents need our support to ensure: 

  • Employment opportunities: Access to jobs matching their skills, with flexible arrangements, and affordable childcare options. 
  • Child maintenance: Guaranteeing fair and adequate child support. 
  • Financial safety net: Securing vital financial support within the welfare system. 

Children of single parent families shouldn’t have to go without essentials due to systemic injustice and inequality. That’s why ahead of the upcoming General Election, we’re calling on politicians to prioritise single parents and their children.  

Will you join us?

40% of single parents say they are a low priority for political parties. It’s time to change this narrative. Add your name to our campaign to help us send a powerful message to politicians: single parents are equal families, and their voices matter!  

Drawing from extensive real-life experience, research, and close collaboration with single parents, Gingerbread and our committed team of single parent campaigners have united to put forward our proposals for the upcoming government. 

This election is a pivotal moment for change. Together, we can stand alongside single parents and their children to advocate for a fairer society. Because all families are equal, regardless of their structure. 

Get ready to be inspired! At the very core of our campaign is the incredible force of single parents, paving the way and igniting change. They are the driving power behind our mission, shaping our General Election campaigning work.

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Stay informed and be a part of change! Sign up to Gingerbread’s campaign emails to stay updated and get involved in making a difference. 

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