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
Gingerbread's free services for single parents
Advice | Information | Connection | Support
Find out about our information pages, online forum, local friendship groups and confidential helpline - all free and all for single parents.Read more
Gingerbread is new Camden Mayor's Charity of the Year!
We are so pleased to welcome the newly inaugurated Camden Mayor – and delighted to have been chosen as Councillor Sabrina Francis’ Charity of the Year! We’ve long been based in the borough and, as the child of a single parent herself, the Camden born-and-bred Cllr Francis Camden is a strong proponent for equality in family life.Read more
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