Top tips from single parents

We've collected practical tips from the experts, single parents themselves, to give you advice and ideas. Filter by topic or find out more by following the links.

Talk to Citizen's Advice if you have rent arrears

I worked and took on a temp contract thinking it was permanent. Then they told me they needed me one week, then didn’t need me the next week. It was stop start, stop start, which was difficult for my rent. Citizen's Advice sorted it out. She helped with me being back on and off benefits. I played rent plus debt to get the arrears down.

Mum, 2 children, age 5 and 11

Contact Citizen's Advice for help


Get advice before it goes too far

My problems with rent were about 5 years ago. I got advice before it went too far and kept in contact with my landlord. I’m not the sort of person to be hiding behind the couch! That is how you get into financial difficulty.

Mum, 2 children, age 5 and 11

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