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Report: 'The Invisible Family: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on single parents living in London
Gingerbread’s final report, “The Invisible Family: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on single parents living in London” shows that there are differences between the challenges single parents face at a local and national level.Read more
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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.
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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