Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might
of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly
exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in
areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child
poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and
1 in 4 families are headed by a single parent, with 2 million single
parent families living in the UK. Single parents do a brilliant job,
juggling work and family life, often under tight financial pressures and
emotional challenges. Some single parents face a "single parent
premium" because companies do not value them as a 'real' family
leaving them excluded from family deals, discounts and perks.
Gingerbread are calling on companies to recognise that families come in
all shapes and sizes, including the 1 in 4 headed by a single parent.
Please tweet @Gingerbread using #WeAreThe1in4
Now in its 13th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of
recycling, with this year's theme being 'The Unusual Suspects'. The aim of the week is to
encourage people to think about all those items that often get
forgotten when recycling at home. This year, September will be a
month of action to encourage people to recycle more, waste less and take up
the challenge for sustainable living.