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She explained: "At the moment, I earn [euro]158 in wages, [euro]224.90 in one-parent family payment, it's slightly reduced because I'm working, and [euro]81 in family income supplement - so that's [euro]463.90.
"I am particularly pleased to be here today because I am myself the child of a one-parent family and therefore can particularly identify with the difficulties and joys that that can bring, " she told an audience at London's Savoy Hotel.
If you are a one-parent family with two children or more there is not a pool in the Rhondda that you can use until the summer when the outdoor pools open.
Cherie, who grew up in Ferndale Road, Waterloo, recalled her own childhood growing up in a one-parent family.
Its director Maeve Sherlock has congratulated the report for exploding the myth that, "children inevitably fare worse because they live in a one-parent family".
Fraudsters collecting pension payments, unemployment and sickness benefits and the one-parent family allowance were targeted by officials from the department.
They came from a one-parent family and less than a year ago they lost their mother in a tragic fire and a few days later their Nana Martha also died.