In a documentary showing tonight, ITV will be looking at what life is really like for single parents on benefits. 

The programme, entitled “Single Mums On Benefits”, aims to highlight the myths surrounding single mothers and fathers, tackle stigmas associated with being a single parent and to celebrate mums and dads giving everything they have to raise their children.

Pioneering lone fathers charity DadsHouse also features in the programme as well as a collective of fathers talking about what life has been like for them raising children on their own.

The programme airs tonight at 9pm, on ITV.