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Read the latest news and views 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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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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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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BBC Radio 4 appeal with Robert Peston

Posted 25 February 2018

As well as being an experienced journalist, writer and presenter, Robert is a supporter of Gingerbread and a single parent himself. After losing his wife to cancer, Robert became a single parent to his son and...This year, Gingerbread turns 100. We’ve fought for a century to support single parents and their children and while great progress has been made, there is still more work to do. Single parent employment is at...How to listen to the appeal The appeal will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 25 February at 7.55am. Listen live to Radio 4. The appeal will then air again on Sunday 25 February at...

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