Single parents, equal families

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


Our Board

New trustees on our board

We welcome five new trustees to our board, who bring a range of experience to help us support single parent families going forward into 2018, our centenary year.

Find out more about our trustees
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On Universal Credit?

We're calling on the government to make changes to the Universal Credit system. If you want to see Universal Credit improved for single parent families, visit our campaign page.

See our campaign

Kick start your 2018

Start your 2018 by signing up to one of our exciting challenge events: how about completing 100km to help us be there for another 100 years? From colour runs to coastal treks, there's bound to be an event for you.

Sign up here


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.

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Considering separation? Get support

We know that more people split up in January than at other times of the year. If you're facing relationship breakdown, we have information and support that can help you with the practical and emotional challenges for you and your kids.

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.

Find your nearest group
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