Advice and support

Gingerbread's free services for single parents

Our advice and support services help you get the right support when and where you need it most.

Meet other single mums and dads on our online forum or in our local and digital groups.  If you need advice, our information pages, webchat and helpline provide expert guidance on a wide range of topics.


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

Our range of local and digital groups provide a space to meet other people who understand what it's like to be a single parent.

Information pages

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

Advice webchat

Chat online to our expert advisers: Monday to Wednesday 10am - 1pm, Thursday 1pm - 4pm and Friday 1pm - 6pm


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

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.

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