Gingerbread is a registered charity (England and Wales) which provides advice, support and campaigns for single parent families. Following a merger with One Parent Families in 2007 it was briefly known as "One Parent Families Gingerbread" before relaunching as Gingerbread in January 2009. It provides advice and practical support for single parents and also runs campaigns around issues affecting single parents including welfare and benefits, family law, employment, child maintenance and childcare. They engage with parliamentarians and do public campaigning to raise these issues in the media and with the general public.
Areas of Interest
Single parenting, childcare, employment, reconciliation
520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, NW5 1TL, London
Phone : +44 2074285420
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Contact person job title
Director of Policy, Advice & Communications
Contact person description
Address: 520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road
Zip Code: NW5 1TL
Description: Caroline leads on our policy and campaigning work as well as overseeing the delivery of our information and advices services for single parents. Prior to joining Gingerbread Caroline was Deputy Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns at housing charity Shelter. She previously headed up the policy and parliamentary team at fpa (Family Planning Association), and also spent time at Daycare Trust, the national childcare charity, and social research specialists Opinion Leader Research.