After noticeable benefit cuts, child care and paying bills has become a real struggle for lower wage earners – for single mothers, this has become a daily battle.
In a Liverpool neighbourhood, over half of households are supported by just one parent. Channel 4’s documentary, Single Mum’s Club, follows the stories of a close knit group of single mothers who support each other through hard times.
We meet Sarah, who’s 26, and alongside being a single mum to twin boys, she’s studying for a university degree in the hope of owning her own house. Mel, who’s 32, has four kids with two different dads but has taken matters into her own hands, taking over the local tanning salon and Carmen who’s 37 – after recovering from cocaine and alcohol addiction, Carmen is desperate to make up for lost time with her daughter.
Single Mum’s Club, Tuesday, 11.05pm – Channel 4