We are Gingerbread

The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives

Popular advice topics

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.


Going on holiday as a single parent

Practical tips for planning and affording a holiday.

Fundraise for Gingerbread

#Raise100 to help Gingerbread create a fairer society for single parent families

Want to celebrate 100 years of Gingerbread? Want to fundraise by doing your own thing? Sign up to #Raise100 today to raise essential funds for Gingerbread, whether that's baking, singing or hosting! Fundraising, your way.

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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