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Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 and Single Parent Families

We know many single parents are worried about the impact of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, on them and their families. We have set up this page to help single parents and our supporters find relevant, up-to-date information to support single parent families during this challenging time.

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Urgent Appeal

We are doing everything we can to help single parents and their families get the advice, information and support that they need during these unprecedented times.  Our advice team has seen a huge increase in calls to Gingerbread’s single parent helpline and our peer support services have been inundated with cries for help from worried single parents.

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Please donate today and help us to help single parents and their families during this crisis

Advice and Information

It can be tough keeping up with the latest guidance on the measures in place to respond to Covid-19.  To support single parents and their families, we have put together this page with up-to-date practical advice and information.

Information for single parents

Covid-19 and Single Parent Families – FAQs

Our single parent helpline, online forum and peer support friendship groups have been inundated with questions from single parents about the impact of Covid-19 on them and their children.  We have pulled together some FAQs which we hope will help to answer some of the questions you may have.

Read our Covid-19 FAQs

Support from our single parent community

Single parents across the country are all experiencing many similar challenges.  Many are helping each other by sharing information, top tips and ideas for how to deal with the impact of Covid-19 measures on them and their families.  Our community of single parents around the country may be able to help you with your questions.

Ask a question on our Single Parent Online Forum, connect with your local Single Parent Friendship Group, or read some of our Single Parent Stories.

Single Parent Community

Gingerbread’s Policy Response

For many single parent families, Covid-19 has impacted many aspects of everyday life and added to the huge pressures of parenting alone.  Many single parent families are struggling to juggle the practicalities of self-isolation, school and childcare closures, loss of income combined with the additional costs of caring for children, as well as managing the wellbeing of their children and their own mental wellbeing during this difficult time.

Gingerbread’s is calling on government, employers and businesses to provide extra help and support for single parents and their children at this challenging time.

Read Gingerbread's Policy Response

Top 5 questions about coronavirus for single parents

Latest News

Gingerbread has been working to raise awareness about the impact of Covid-19 on single parent families in the media.  We make it a priority to champion the voices and needs of single parents across the country. Here are some highlights from our recent press coverage.  To read more Gingerbread news follow the link below.

Gingerbread Covid-19 News