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Single Parent Stories

  • Single Parent Support Group Interview

    Single Parent Support Group Interview

    It is great to meet someone who shares our ethos of supporting single parents to become informed, empowered and connected. The majority of our team here at Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) are or… Read more

  • No Image

    A Day in the Life of a Single Parent

    Single parents have a multitude of jobs and our days are constant, from the minute we wake up to the minute we go back to bed! Our role as chef, cleaner, social coordinator, taxi,… Read more

  • Leaving Home

    Leaving Home

    I remember well that moment all parents will dread – your child leaving home! The clock ticks, it soon comes around. However once I faced up to this reality, the more OK I felt… Read more

  • My Life As A Single Dad

    My Life As A Single Dad

    My son has lived with me alone since he was 4 years old. He moved out when he was 18 but has been back with me for over a year now. For 20 years… Read more

  • From Volunteer to Manager

    From Volunteer to Manager

    SPAN's Parenting Support Manager tells the story of how she first started as a volunteer and how she has developed the skills and knowledge to become one of the senior managers at SPAN... About… Read more

  • Volunteering into Work

    Volunteering into Work

    When Raaho first came to Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) she was a single parent with a young baby and a 4 year old child. She had arrived in the UK a few years… Read more

  • There Are No Winners In A Custody Conflict!

    There Are No Winners In A Custody Conflict!

    I am able to sit back now and look back on my 'single parent years' with detachment and objectivity. I also think of the single parents I know or have known. Perhaps the one… Read more

  • Holistic Support Proves Crucial to Learn New Skills

    Holistic Support Proves Crucial to Learn New Skills

    Sibel first came to Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) in 2009 when her daughter was only 6 months old. She had recently separated from her husband and could not speak very much English which… Read more

  • Shared Parenting

    Shared Parenting

    50/50 parenting, or 'shared parenting', means only seeing your child/children for half of the week. It doesn't work for everyone and it can put some additional stress on parenting, but it provides stability and… Read more

  • Meeting New People Helps Career Potential

    Meeting New People Helps Career Potential

    Sacha is 27, has four children aged from 11 months to eight years old and has experienced being a single parent. Sacha gained GCSE’s from school but at that time wasn’t sure what she wanted… Read more