Campaigning with single parents
Gingerbread’s Policy and Campaigns team works with single parents to understand how policies are affecting them and what needs to change.
We make sure single parents’ voices are heard in the headlines and in the corridors of power nationwide.
Issues we’ve worked on include:
- Child maintenance charging – our campaign led to a reduction in the ‘application fee’ from a proposed £50 to £20, and exorbitant phone charges were dropped completely
- Childcare funding - with partners, we successfully lobbied government to raise support for childcare for low income families on universal credit from 70 to 85 per cent
- Welfare reform.
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Many single parents around the country are running their own campaigns, on a wide range of issues. Some are also working closely with their local Gingerbread groups
Single parent led campaigns:
Single mum Kelly is campaigning against Concentrix checks. You can read and sign her petition here.
Self-employed single parents and the minimum income floor:
Single mum Claire is campaigning against government plans to introduce a minimum income floor under universal credit. You can sign the petition on change.org
. Claire also runs an online platform for single parents who run their own businesses. Visit the site
to get your business listed.
Child maintenance arrears:
Single mum Kerry Ann Howard is campaigning on child maintenance arrears. You can sign her petition here
Stop the closure of child care centres
Single mum Catherine is campaigning to stop the closure of 40 Sure Start centres in Hampshire. You can take action on change.org.
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