Thank you to all that supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge this year. With your help, we were able to raise an amazing £11,344 to help alleviate loneliness in single parents. These funds will go toward improving our online forum to make it easier for single parents to connect and reduce loneliness, prompting a sense of community and a source of support for when times get tough.

 

Between 12 midday on Tuesday 28 November and 12 midday on Tuesday 5 December, donations made to us via The Big Give website were doubled, so were worth twice as much! In this period, £11,344 was raised yet you can still donate to this project here. One donation, twice the impact.

 

Help alleviate loneliness in single parents today

The need

Single parents tell us how lonely they feel, particularly once the children are in bed. It’s hard for them to find others who truly understand the challenges they face. Most single parents manage on tight budgets. Socialising with other adults is tricky because of limited and expensive childcare. Nearly 10,000 single parents are active on our forum but it’s no longer entirely fit for purpose. It is hard to navigate and its structure can prevent users from building supportive friendships.

How you can help

By involving single parents in the redesign of our new online forum, and improving the procedures and training for our moderators, we will create a safer space that single parents find easy to use and navigate. This will allow more single parents to connect with each other for support, advice and a listening ear. The opportunity to belong to an active and supportive community of single parents will help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, thereby improving single parents’ well-being. Help us improve our online forum by donating to the Big Give this year.

 

Help alleviate loneliness in single parents today