Single parents, equal families

We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single mums and dads


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Our response to the Budget

Rosie Ferguson, Chief Executive, highlights how the Government's Budget announcements on Universal Credit are welcome but not enough to make work pay.

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We've launched a new website

Our new site will help us better support single parents. Please bear with us as we continue to improve and update it. And let us know what you think!

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Splitting up

Support for your child

However your child responds to family changes, support is out there.

Support for you

How you can look after yourself after separation.


Benefit calculators

Find out what benefits you’re entitled to.

Child maintenance

How to arrange child maintenance and get the right calculation.

Universal credit

What the new benefit system means for you.


Starting work

Tips and support for getting into employment

Changing your hours, job or pay

How you and your family might be affected by changes at work.


Support for single parents over Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, so we've put together information and tips for single parents on planning for the holidays. Read tips from other single parents on how they celebrate the holidays - whether you're spending it with your children, with family, or by yourself, as well as help to plan and get support over Christmas.

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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.

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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.

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Join a group

We have Gingerbread groups around the country, where you can meet other single parents for support, friendship and local activities.

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