Single parents, equal families

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


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Join the Big Ginger Bake!

Throughout November, we're asking keen bakers to raise some dough for Gingerbread and help us to support even more single parent families. Get stuck in today.

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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!

Find out what's changed

New research into the impact of Universal Credit

Our research shows new job seeking requirements for single parents with young children risk pushing families into poverty and debt.

Read about the report


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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Join the Big Ginger Bake!

The 2 million single parents in the UK do a brilliant job - but paying the bills and juggling work and family life on your own can be a real challenge. Throughout November, we’re calling for people across the country to get those aprons on and bake cakes to raise money to support single parent families.

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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