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Work and Training

This section features single parent stories of their experiences of getting back into work or training.

We also share Gingerbread news on how we’re working to improve access to flexible work and training opportunities for single parents.

The latest:

What I've learned - a CEO mum shares her advice

My story - What I've learned - a CEO mum shares her advice

Once you have survived and prospered as a single parent, it really does give you a sense of just how strong and resourceful you can be.

Read Nicola's advice

Staying at home for 5 years

My story - Staying at home for 5 years

Charlotte’s four year relationship with Emily’s dad ended when their daughter was a baby and now he has no contact.

Read Charlotte's story


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What makes me angry

My story - What makes me angry

Martina Cole is a best-selling crime fiction author. First becoming a single parent at 18 and again in later life, she has been a Gingerbread ambassador since 2008.

What she says

Training boosted my confidence

My story - Training boosted my confidence

How a Gingerbread course helped single mum Keisha gain self-confidence and work towards her dream of becoming a qualified accountant.

Read Keisha's story

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