Posted 27 August 2020
Alison is a single parent of two children, a 20 year-old son and a 14 year-old daughter. She works part-time in a café in the North West of England after a career working for housing...
Posted 28 November 2018
Our amazing Advice Team answer over 9,000 calls on the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline every year, offering expert guidance on the first steps following separation to topics including housing, finances and family law. But we know that a further 9,000 callers can’t get through.
That’s why we’re taking part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise £20,000 for a new webchat service – by helping the team to answer simple questions quickly and efficiently, we’ll be able to support more parents with complex queries by phone.
Between midday on Tuesday 27 November and Tuesday 4 December, donations made through
The Big Give will be doubled by matched funding to help us double our impact and reach more single parents just like these past callers, who recently told us how Gingerbread’s advice and guidance has had a significant impact on their lives:
Gingerbread has been empowering single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives for over 100 years. Since 1918, we’ve been at the forefront of shaping policy and services that support single parents, championing their voices and keeping their needs at the heart of everything we do.