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Gingerbread NI is keen to work with all press and broadcast media whenever our expertise is sought on issues relating to lone parents and their children.


 

If you have a general press enquiry, would like to request an interview or wish to commission an article on a subject matter which Gingerbread NI is or has been engaged with, please contact Mairead Cavanagh on 028 9023 1417 or email mairead@gingerbreadni.org

 

Recent Coverage

23rd Jan 2009

Huge increase in NI unemployment

Lone Parent member of Gingerbread shares her experience with BBC Newsline

Following the recent announcement that NI has suffered its biggest annual rise in unemployment in 37 years BBC Newsline's Laura Burns spoke to Annette O'Hagan,a lone parent member of Gingerbread NI about what it is like to look for work as a lone parent who has been out of the job market for several years.       Click here to listen to interview.

 

 

Gingerbread's most recent press releases:

 

Gingerbread launches leaflets for lone parents from minority ethnic communities

April 2009

Gingerbread NI, the organisation supporting one parent families has chosen, the lead into Polish Cultural Week, 07 – 13 May 2009, to launch a series of information leaflets in seven languages aimed at lone parents from minority ethnic communities residing in the Southern Area.  The leaflets, produced with support from the Southern Area Children and Young People’s Committee, are available in Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Tetum, Russian, Slovakian and Romanian.

30 years of helping lone parents across Northern Ireland

November 2008

Gingerbread NI celebrated 30 years of operation in Northern Ireland by hosting a special event for their lone parent members in recognition of the work of the charity over the last 30 years.

At the event in the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast Gingerbread held its 30th Annual General Meeting and over 50 lone parents from all over Northern Ireland received awards and were applauded for their achievements in training throughout the year.

 

Gingerbread launches an advice pack for lone parents

October 2008

Gingerbread, the organisation supporting one parent families, which has a centre based at Greenvale Street in Ballymena has launched an ‘Advice Pack’ for lone parents in the Northern Health and Social Services Board area. The aim of the Advice Pack is to help guide lone parents through many of the difficult issues that they face so they overcome many of the barriers that they face.

 

Gingerbread says ‘Its time to make maintenance pay.’

September 2008

Gingerbread NI, the organisation supporting one parent families, today welcomed the launch of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division’s media campaign as part of the latest government attempts at improving the performance of the child support system but cautioned that many lone parents would need to be convinced that the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division (CMED) would offer any improvement on the Child Support Agency that it has replaced. 

 

March 2008

Gingerbread NI the organisation supporting one parent families, today welcomed the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the performance of the Child Support Agency and called for urgent action to ensure that more maintenance reaches those who need it.

November 2007

Lone parent support organisation, Gingerbread Northern Ireland, has published a report examining the realities facing lone parents returning to employment. ‘Equality of opportunity for lone parents – creating positive change through partnership’ was launched at Stormont during an event hosted by Sir Reg Empey, Minister for Employment and Learning.

          

November 2007

Gingerbread, the organisation supporting one parent families, which is based at Bayview Terrace in Derry has launched an ‘Advice Pack’ for lone parents to help guide lone parents and their children through many of the difficult issues that they face.

October 2007

The training achievements of lone parents from throughout Northern Ireland were recognised during a special event held recently by lone parent support organisation, Gingerbread.