We are Gingerbread
The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives
Single parents and our supporters can find relevant, up-to-date information to support single parent families during this challenging time, including:
Staying safe | Support Bubbles | Your children | Going to work | If you're off work | Benefits | Money, rent & food | Mental health | Gingerbread groups.Find out more
Gingerbread's free services for single parents
Advice | Information | Connection | Support
Find out about our information pages, online forum, local friendship groups and confidential helpline - all free and all for single parents.Read more
Join us for the launch of Gingerbread's new research report 'Caring without sharing'
Gingerbread’s new report ‘Caring without sharing: single parents’ journeys through the Covid-19 pandemic’ highlights the experiences of single parents working and caring throughout the pandemic. Join us for the online launch event via Zoom at 11.30am on Wednesday 19th May 2021. Click below to register.Register to join our launch event.
Popular advice topics
Coronavirus information tailored for single parents
Covid-19 and single parent families
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.
Speak to other single parents
Become a member
Membership is free and brings lots of great benefits, including a monthly newsletter, offers and discounts and opportunities to meet new people – all tailored towards 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