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
Support single parent families: donate today
Things are getting tougher for single parent families, so our help is needed more than ever. Children in single parent families are twice as likely as children in couple families to live in poverty. With your help, we can enable single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.Make a one-off donation or set up a regular donation
Fit in Fifty: The Great Gingerbread Fitness Challenge
Keep those January fitness resolutions going with Fit in Fifty: the February fitness challenge to raise funds for Gingerbread! This February, you could run 50 miles over the month, do 50 star jumps a day, walk for 50 minutes a day – whatever you want! Sign up today and get support from the Gingerbread fundraising team and community.Let's get fit and raise funds for single parent families!
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