We are Gingerbread
The charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives
Single parents and our supporters can find relevant, up-to-date information to support single parent families during this challenging time.Read more
We want help for single parents during the pandemic
We are calling on the government and employers to consider the circumstances of single parents and support them through the coronavirus crisis.Find out more
Popular advice topics
Coronvirus information tailored for single parents
Answers to commonly asked questions
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.
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. See where your nearest group is.Find your nearest group