Single Parent Action Network
Empowering – Connecting – Campaigning

"SPAN gave me confidence to pursue my dreams"

  • Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00
When Raaho first came to SPAN she was a single parent with a young baby and a 4 year old child. She had arrived in the UK a few years earlier and felt very isolated and lacked confidence in herself.   “When I first came to SPAN it was a…

"Volunteering helped me secure a job"

  • Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00
Sally started coming to SPAN 13 years ago as a service user and today she is one of our amazing Parent Support Workers. Sally was initially referred to SPAN by the Job Centre. She had three young children at the time and was suffering from depression. She wanted to work,…

"Without childcare I would not have been able to learn English"

  • Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00
Sibel first came to SPAN in 2009 when her daughter was only 6 months old. She had recently separated from her husband and could not speak much English which meant that she felt very isolated. With the help of a support worker she enrolled in a class of English for…

"SPAN saved my life!"

  • Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00
Lucille is a single parent with a 9-year-old daughter. Lucille has a degree in English Literature, but found it difficult to combine work and parenthood when her daughter was little. When her daughter turned 7, Lucille was no longer entitled to Income Support.  At the time she was working as…