Celebrating 100 years
Championing the voices and needs of single parent families since 1918
Where next on Universal Credit?
We spoke to single parents to find out about their experience of Universal Credit. Read our recommendations to improve the service.Read our research
Unhelpful and unfair? Our new report on benefit sanctions
Single parents want to work yet Gingerbread’s new research shows that sanctions can make it less likely for parents to achieve that goal.Read the report
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.
What the new benefit system means for you.
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