Story Topic: Work

Declined – Husna’s Story

Posted 27 February 2019

Husna became a single mother of three at 24, and loves the outdoors, trekking and reading. Five years after her separation, she works as a journalist at leading media organisations including the BBC and ITV....

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Single and pregnant at work

Posted 4 December 2017

Edith realised she was pregnant shortly after a tragic event. She discusses how the support of her friends and family helped her navigate pregnancy, and gives advice to any single mother who finds themselves juggling...

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Becoming a young single parent

Posted 4 October 2017

Yvonne is 25 and lives in Enfield, North London, with her daughter, Jaeda, who is six and her son, Kaylan, who is five. Becoming a parent at a young age meant big life changes for...

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Full time work, study and motherhood

Posted 3 October 2017

Naomi is 34 and a single mum to six year-old Tobey. She recently made the decision to complete a PGCE in higher education while working full time and raising her son. Splitting up Tobey’s dad and I...

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The course reminded me of the skills I have

Posted 3 October 2017

Rachel is 41 and has two children, Nancy (20) and Xander (6). She started the Horizons programme – a training programme run by Gingerbread and Barclaycard to help single parents takes steps towards a brighter...

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Back on my feet after domestic violence

Posted 3 October 2017

Jemma is 28 a single parent to two boys – Alfie, age six, and Archie, age two. She lives in Leicester and is a full-time hairdressing student alongside working self-employed as a hair/beauty and make-up...

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From teen mum to career highflyer

Posted 3 October 2017

Sacha is 42 and lives in North London. She has two children, Ricky who is 25, and Saffron, 17. After becoming a single parent at 16, many people thought Sacha would never amount to anything....

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A new life by the sea

Posted 2 October 2017

Emily is 34 and lives in Poole with her son, James, who is two and a half. She became a single parent last year after her marriage broke down. She describes having James as the...

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