Celebrating 100 years
Championing the voices and needs of single parent families since 1918
Benefit cap court judgment
The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the government concluding that the benefit cap is not discriminating against single parents with children aged under two.Read our response
'One in four' new writer competition winner!
Single mum Jemma Wallace will take away her prize – a £10,000 advance and publishing contract with Trapeze Books as well as mentoring by author Tilly Bagshawe.Find out more
New report on single parents today
To mark our centenary, we've published a report that single parents today, to see how life has changed for the one in four families headed by a single parent in the UK.Find out more
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How you can look after yourself after separation.
Find out what benefits you’re entitled to.
How to arrange child maintenance and get the right calculation.
What the new benefit system means for you.
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