Gingerbread – Why is our mission to support single parent families?
There are two million single parents with majority care for their kids in Britain today – that’s one in four families with children. Single parents do a brilliant job, but paying the bills and juggling work and family life on your own can be a real challenge. Less than half of single parents receive money from their child’s other parent, and children in single parent families are twice as likely as children in couple families to live in poverty.
The majority of single parents are working, but two-thirds of them say finances are still a constant struggle at best. And even though there’s no such thing as a typical single parent, nearly three quarters have experienced stereotyping or prejudice.