Story Topic: Benefits

Studying with three girls

Posted 3 October 2017

Janine is bringing up her three daughters on her own. She has been a single mum for two years. Single parents are not lazy! How could anyone think we are? It is a tiring job with...

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A single parent’s view of the cuts

Posted 2 October 2017

Cuts to benefits and tax credits. Changes to the rules on what kinds support are available to help single parents. Charges to access the future statutory child maintenance system. It’s not been an easy ride...

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Bringing her up alone

Posted 2 October 2017

One woman’s story of bringing up her daughter alone “So what does your husband do?” When another mum asked me that out of the blue one day, it threw me and upset me. Now when I...

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Single dad in a small village

Posted 21 April 2016

Jonathan has been single dad to his six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, since his ex-wife left the family two years ago. My ex-wife is Chinese, we met when I was working in China. We got on...

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