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
New report: The Single Parent Debt Trap
New report shows single parents more likely to experience problem debt and to live in persistent poverty. Many forced to go without food to make repayments.Read more
Single Parents' Day 2021
It's Single Parents' Day on Sunday 21st March - and we cannot WAIT for a chance to celebrate your #SingleParentStrength! After a year of absolute heroism from single parents, combining home-working with home-schooling and completely unsupported single parenting, we've lined up some great ways to celebrate single parents together.Find out what we've got lined up
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