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Return to work with Marks & Start

Places are limited in the successful Marks & Start programme. We’ve had a lot of interest and are currently running another this April. If you’re interested please contact Gingerbread NI and register your interest for future dates!


For the last year Gingerbread has been involved in The WOMEN-IN project – this is a transnational project to promote Teleworking as a tool for improving work-life balance and promoting women’s participation in the labour market.  The project aims to encourage women’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. Find out more here

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.

Car insurance - a major expense for single families

car transport is not a luxury any more - for many families it's an essential. Running a car can be costly, particularly for those on low incomes, and car insurance is a major part of that expense. Motorists can search for car insurance quotes on a number of websites: leading cheap car insurance providers include moneysupermarket., prudentplus and comparethemarket., amongst others.

During the Covid epidemic a lot of people have been unable to keep up with monthly payments for their car insurance, and they now find that the insurers are refusing to offer them a policy again. If you have had an application turned down this company that provides car insurance for people who have been refused a renewal may be able to help.

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