Celebrating 100 years

Championing the voices and needs of single parent families since 1918


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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Fundraise for Gingerbread

Join Team Gingerbread for the British 10K to help us be there for another 100 years.

Get your running shoes on for this summer's electric British 10K! Join Team Gingerbread for free and raise £200 to help support single parent families. Make it a summer to remember.

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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