Return to work with Marks & Start
Places are limited in the successful Marks & Start programme. Weâ€™ve had a lot of interest and are currently running another this April. If youâ€™re interested please contact Gingerbread NI and register your interest for future dates!
Choices Plus is open to lone parents throughout Northern Ireland who would like to return to training and education in their local area. Â Choices Plus offers lone parents the opportunity to choose a level 3 course in their own area. All participants will have the opportunity to gain work experience with an employer of their choice and have access to financial support with the cost of travel, childcare, and course fees.
For the last year Gingerbread has been involved in The WOMEN-IN project â€“ this is a transnational project to promote Teleworking as a tool for improving work-life balance and promoting womenâ€™s participation in the labour market.Â The project aims to encourage womenâ€™s participation in the labour market by promoting Teleworking as a flexible workplace programme which has potential benefits to both women workers and to companies at an institutional level.
Celebrating Lone parent Creativity
Gingerbread celebrated the achievement of all the lone parents who took part in its training programmes over the past year at the Annual Training Awards, which was held 16 November 2012 in The Baby Grand, Grand Opera House, Belfast. This yearâ€™s event focused on the theme of creativity as some of the trainees who were receiving awards had taken part in Gingerbreadâ€™s Film Skills training â€“ SuperMom. We used the opportunity to showcase the film made by trainees throughout the SuperMom project and it was enthusiastically received by all those in attendance.
Welcome to Gingerbread Northern Ireland
Becoming A Member
If you're a lone parent, or are interested in the issues faced by lone parents today in Northern Ireland why not join as a member of Gingerbread NI?
Free Loneparent Information & Advice
Our qualified, experienced advice workers can provide confidential, free and impartial advice on a wide range of issues affecting Lone Parents.
Career & Education Training Services
If you haven't worked for a while, or even if you have never worked, we'll help you brush up your skills, gain new qualifications and boost your self-confidence.
High Quality Childcare
Gingerbread NI promotes and supports the availability of high quality childcare for pre-school age children of lone parents.
Possibilities NI is a social enterprise which has been set up to generate income for Gingerbread NI in the future.
Useful Facts, Figures & Other Information
Find out some of the vital statistics about Lone Parents and the unique pressures they face.