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

Gingerbread appoints new Chief Executive

Posted 26 July 2019

We are delighted to announce that Victoria Benson has been appointed as Gingerbread’s new Chief Executive Officer. Victoria joins us from Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the UK’s largest charitable organisations, where she was Director of...

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Gingerbread Celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2019

Posted 7 June 2019

From making their voices heard in Parliament to providing vital peer support through local groups, Gingerbread volunteers stand at the forefront of some of our most vital services, and stay true to the charity’s ethos...As a single parent herself, Gingerbread’s Chief Executive Officer Victoria Benson knows how vital the support of our volunteers can be. “We really couldn’t exist without volunteers. We’d have no groups, and single parents would lose...

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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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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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