|Title: ||Parenting alone: issues for lone parents in the north east region: summary research report.|
|Publisher: ||North East Lone Parents Network|
|Issue Date: ||2007 |
|Description: ||This summary report is the result of a collaboration between
members of the North East Lone Parents Network, involving eight
organisations working with lone parents in four counties
(Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath), and Nexus Research
There were 12,489 lone parents living in the North-East region
according to the 2002 Census of Population, and lone parents
accounted for approximately 12% of all households. This is a
significant section of the total population - within which there exists
a wide diversity in terms of personal circumstances, needs and
The most formidable challenges, as identified at national level,
relate to the increased risk of exclusion and poverty amongst these
households - very much linked to barriers that may exist to social
integration and progression].
Developing meaningful responses to these challenges requires a
detailed knowledge of personal circumstances and consequences of
lone parenting. In recognition of this, the North East Lone Parents
Network set about gaining a real and effective insight - through
direct contact with women and men parenting alone in the region.
Contact with lone parents in the region was to be facilitated by the
organisations involved in the network. However, a number of
barriers to making initial contacts were encountered, including the
need to get over suspicion, to build up trust, and to establish
meaningful lines of communication.
This highlighted the absence of an organised framework through
which ongoing contact could be established at community level,
and indeed through which follow up work could be undertaken
around issues for lone parents in the region.|
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