Posted 8 February 2021
New research report ‘The single parent debt trap’ published by Gingerbread and StepChange, the UK’s leading debt charity, reveals that single parents are more likely to be living with problem debt. The research also shows...
Published on 1 October 2014
While there is cross-party consensus on the importance of childcare for child development and parental employment, there is often little attention paid to the importance of holiday childcare. With 13 weeks of school holidays a year, this is a need that must be addressed. Gingerbread polled single parents on their experiences of finding childcare is the summer holidays, highlighting the extreme lengths some parents have to go to in order to ensure adequate care. Gingerbread called on all political parties to develop holiday childcare proposals to ensure parents are not locked out of work or left out of pocket.