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...
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...
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.
The report looks at the wellbeing of more than 27,800 households with children, understood as ‘life satisfaction,’ ‘feelings about their family’ and ‘the quality of relationships with peers.’ The report finds no evidence that children...
The government’s new child maintenance strategy shows it is listening to the concerns raised by Gingerbread and single parents, but still leaves question marks as to whether the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is fit for...Notes
 Gingerbread’s response to the DWP’s consultation.
 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.
Gingerbread has been working with single parent families to understand the experience and reality of Universal Credit (UC) as it continues to be rolled out.
We outline progress against the Government’s objectives to:
make work pay
Unfair benefit sanctions can result in single parents being less likely to find employment and take a severe financial and emotional toll on single parents and their children, with the situation set to worsen under...Unhelpful and unfair? also shows the first signs that Universal Credit risks making this situation worse, as more single parents – including those with very young children and those who are in work – are...
Today, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the government concluding that the benefit cap is not discriminating against single parents with children aged under two.
Laura Dewar, Policy Officer at Gingerbread, comments:
“Gingerbread is bitterly...
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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