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Read the latest news on Gingerbread’s work and the issues affecting single parent families today.

Rosie Ferguson steps down as Gingerbread CEO

Posted 20 February 2019

After two years at Gingerbread, Rosie Ferguson will be stepping down from her role as Chief Executive. Rosie has secured some significant achievements since joining in early 2017 and has led us through a period of...

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Launch of Sport and You with Sport England

Posted 4 February 2019

Gingerbread, with the support of Sport England, is working with selected leisure trusts around the country to explore how we can support more single parent families to take part in sport and leisure activities. To get...

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Changes to our services in the North West

Posted 21 December 2018

In February 2018, Gingerbread celebrated 100 years of working for and with single parent families. Things have changed a lot over the decades. With members and campaigners at the heart of everything we do, Gingerbread...

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Changes to our services in Wales

Posted 14 November 2018

In February 2018, we celebrated 100 years of working for and with single parent families. Things have changed a lot over the decades, but our values have remained consistent. With members and campaigners at the...

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Gingerbread responds to Budget 2018

Posted 29 October 2018

Responding to today’s Budget, Rosie Ferguson, CEO of Gingerbread said: “Single parents like Mischa, Lisa and Elaine are starting to be heard. Gingerbread welcomes the investment into the work allowance and protection for people moving to Universal...

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Government U-turn on child maintenance avoidance is “welcome but not enough”

Posted 12 July 2018

The government’s new child maintenance strategy shows it is listening to the concerns raised by Gingerbread and single parents,[1] but still leaves question marks as to whether the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is fit for...Notes [1] Gingerbread’s response to the DWP’s consultation. [2] Child maintenance avoidance describes when a paying parent minimises their declared income, which is used to calculate maintenance owed, thereby paying far less than they can afford. [3] Parents...

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