Posted 4 November 2019
With nearly half (49%) of children in single parent households living in poverty, low pay and financial hardship is a critical issue for many single parent families. In-work progression is a key way for single...
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 has changed laws, influenced government, and challenged both stigma and stereotypes. An important part of this work has been our employment programmes. Through these, we have supported single parents into employment and training, as well as helping them to develop their confidence and skills.
Looking to the future, we want to reach more single parents than we currently can with our training programmes. After careful consultation and consideration, we are now winding up our delivery of employment programmes and will not be embarking on new training or employment partnerships.
Our future offer for single parents across the North West
Moving forward, single parents in the North West can access support from Gingerbread by:
Recognising our employment work across the North West
Our employment programmes have been running across the North West for well over a decade. As our employment programmes wind down, we want to recognise the many achievements of the team including:
We would like to thank all of the brilliant staff and partners who have supported the delivery of our employment and training programmes across the North West over the last decade.
For any questions about our future work in the North West please contact: Kirsty.Taylor@gingerbread.org.uk.