We are Gingerbread
The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives
Our Change Framework
Our new strategy is an integral part of our journey to becoming a learning organisation and maximising our future impact for single parent families.Find out more
Direct Pay child maintenance
Our new report looks at one way of receiving child maintenance - Direct Pay - and the ways it can be improved to support single parents and their children.Read the report
Popular advice topics
Setting up contact with your child's other parent.
How to claim child maintenance and receive payments.
Understand your rights and responsibilities as a single parent.
However your child responds to family changes, support is out there.
How you can look after yourself after separation.
Speak to other single parents
Become a member
Membership is free brings lots of great benefits, including a monthly newsletter, offers and discounts, and opportunities to meet new people – all tailored to single mums and dads.Sign up for free membership
Chat on our forum
Our forum is a safe and supportive online space just for our single parent members. Speak to people who understand or browse for tips to overcome common challenges.Start a conversation
Join a group
We have Gingerbread groups around the country, where you can meet other single parents for support, friendship and local activities. See where your nearest group is.Find your nearest group