Gingerbread: the people who know single parents best...
Gingerbread works nationally and locally for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. Our charity achieves change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.
Labels hold us all back
Not only are the labels placed on single parents inaccurate, they are damaging. One in four families is now brought up by a single parent (a proportion that has stayed the same for around ten years). We know that single parents are angry about the stereotypes placed on them, and some feel that it leads them to be treated differently.
Stereotypes can also make it easier to justify punitive or unfair policy measures, leaving single parents further disadvantaged.
Get help as a single parent
The charity runs a Single Parent Helpline and advice service on 0808 8020925 (free to mobile networks) and publishes a range of free publications on every aspect of one parent family life.
Find out more about Gingerbread – and to watch the powerful ‘Lose the Labels’ campaign video – on the Gingerbread website.