Gingerbread's Make It Work for Single Parents campaign
By far the biggest single factor that prevents single parents from having the same opportunities as two-parent families is poverty. Not only can we quote the anecdotal evidence from our Forum, but a number of statistics, including the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, confirm the fact that single parent families have less money than they need. It is a sad fact that, according to Gingerbread's Make It Work report: "nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of single parents who start a job are back on
jobseeker’s allowance within 12 months"
We fully support the Make it Work for Single Parents campaign run by Gingerbread. Please do visit their website to read more and to add your voice to the thousand of parents who have already commented and joined the campaign to Make It work for Single Parents.