Campaign with us
We campaign with single parents to make sure their voices are heard and taken seriously – in the workplace, in the headlines, and in the corridors of power nationwide.
There are around two million single parents in the UK, making up a quarter of all families with dependent children. Single parent households have also been the group hardest hit by tax and benefit reforms since 2010.
Did you know…
- 47 per cent of children in single parent families live in relative poverty compared to 24 per cent of those in coupled families?
- Only 38 per cent of single parents receive child maintenance?
- 68 per cent of single parents enter the three lowest paid occupation groups?
At Gingerbread, we know that single parent families face a number of issues which affect their everyday lives. Our campaigns, from Maintenance Matters to Single Parent Strength, aim to challenge social stigma and influence decisions which matter most: from childcare and child maintenance to flexible working and welfare.