Advice and support

Gingerbread's free services for single parents



Call our free single parents’ helpline for up-to-date advice from our expert helpline advisers, or chat with them online through our webchat service.


Our information pages contain a wealth of regularly updated guidance, signposting and general information for all single parents on all aspects of single parent life.


Find support and make new friends with people who really know what it’s like to be in your shoes (other single parents!) through our free online forum, open 24/7.


Make local single parent friends and give and receive support through our locally run friendship groups across the country.

Information pages

Our online advice is here to help you make confident choices about your family’s future.

Online Forum

Our online forum is a safe place for single parents to connect 24/7 - to chat, and give and receive support.

Single Parent Groups

Single parent groups are there to provide a space to meet other people who understand what it's like to be a single parent.


Our friendly advisers will talk through your options. Your call is free and confidential.


Chat online to our expert advisers: Monday to Wednesday, 10am - 1pm and Thursday, 1pm - 4pm.

Proud to be AQS accredited

The Advice Quality Standard (AQS) is awarded to organisations that give advice to members of the public on legal issues. Organisations are audited every two years and have to demonstrate that they are accessible, effectively managed, and employ staff with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of their clients.

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