I’m turning 30 this year and have only one close mummy friend. I didn’t attend much mums groups when my son was little due to the breakdown of the family and was on survive mode.
I am looking to extend my support network and meet single parents in and around my area but need some advice on how?! Apart from my 9-5 job and spending time with family at weekends it’s difficult to find places to strike up relationships with other parents. My son goes to nursery but either no one can see or speak to you with masks on during collection periods or most parents seem to already know each other – argh!
Maybe ring the ‘Gingerbread helpline’, they may know of anyone who may be setting up a group, or maybe you could. Gingerbread can campaign to get members in Scotland. Once people know, I’m sure the group will develop. Health professionals can refer to potential single Mum’s and Dad’s.
That is how I became known to this charity, via my social worker, and health practitioner. Local children centre’s – put a poster up with the gingerbread support.
I hope that helps, Thanks Katherine
I live in London
We as the gingerbread community are always ready to talks to you, day or night!
I’m Michelle one of the Moderators here. Good to see you posting. One Parent Families are a support service for single parents based in Scotland, and they do facilitate group support. You can get in touch with them to find out whether there’s a group in your area. Here are their details:
One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society. Contact One Parent Families Scotland on 0808 8010323. https://opfs.org.uk/
Caithness area. Been on furlough for best part of a year. So much going on feels really tough sometimes with very little support. Ex is currently on bail and i have a harassment writ against her. Just trying to do what’s best for our boys and wanting to start my life again. Somehow. Lol
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