We are Gingerbread
The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives
Government announces new child maintenance strategy
The DWP compliance and arrears strategy aims to limit child maintenance avoidance and tackle non-payment.Read our response
Going on holiday? Read our single parent stories
Over the summer, single parents shared their stories and tips about going on holiday.Read the stories here
Popular advice topics
However your child responds to family changes, support is out there.
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.
Practical tips for planning and affording a holiday.
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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