What's it like being a single mum to a child of dual heritage?

Miranda Rae meets Gill Sargent to explore the challenges of being a single mum with a child of dual heritage - something they both have in common. Life for any single parent is far from easy, but whilst trying to raise her son, Gill has also had to endure prejudice and racism in addition to exhaustion, isolation and homelessness. Producer Sarah Blunt.

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Thu 9 Mar 2017 12:04

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Support Organisations

Gingerbread provide information and advice for single parents including dealing with a break-up, back to work, sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.
Phone: 0808 802 0925 

Care for the Family provides parenting and relationship support to those who face family difficulties and those widowed young.
Phone: 029 2081 0800

FamilyLine offers free confidential support on a wide range of issues, including single parenting. 
Phone:  0808 800 5678 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Family Lives provides help and support in all aspects of family life, including single parenting, special educational needs, and support for specific communities.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Weekends 10am-3pm)

Netmums offer information to mothers on everything from finding playgroups to healthy eating, child behaviour and connect with other mums for chat and support.

WAY Widowed & Young supports young widowed men and women as they adjust to life after the death of their partner. A membership fee applies. www.widowedandyoung.org.uk 

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