We are currently piloting a project, Next Steps, funded by City Bridge Trust.  

We are reaching out to partners in the Camden and Islington areas of London between September 2021 and 31st March 2023, focusing on areas such as mental health, work and benefits, domestic abuse, legal advice and food poverty.

The aim of the project is to work with other agencies and organisations to offer further support to single parents that goes beyond the remit of Gingerbread’s advice service and signposting. We want to develop ‘seamless referrals’ to local organisations and agencies, preferably those that carry out casework. We are also offering a workshop focused on single parents’ needs. This workshop will act to remove stigma and provide real facts. 

A group of single parents are informing the project.  

 If you are interested in finding out more please contact Mimmi Brostromer, Advice Development Officer.

Our partners

We’re Solace. For more than 40 years we’ve supported women and children in London to build safe and strong lives. Futures free from male abuse and violence.

Whatever form violence comes in, from rape and trafficking to relationships based on psychological or financial control, we know escaping its effects can be the hardest thing to do. That’s why it’s so important we’re here.

We find creative and innovative ways to support thousands of women and children each year. Stand with us to end violence and abuse now. Find out more at Solace Women’s Aid.

Camden & Islington Recovery College welcome everyone aged 18+ in Camden and Islington to attend our free educational courses on recovery, mental health and wellbeing.  The Recovery College is a non-judgmental, inclusive and safe space where people can be truly authentic in sharing their stories and experience of their recovery and wellbeing journey and learn from each other. All our courses are co-produced by Professional tutors who have professional expertise on a course topic, Peer Recovery tutors who have lived experience of personal recovery, and our students who are experts on their own health/ recovery journey.

We offer in-person courses, online sessions via Microsoft Teams and recorded YouTube courses.  Each course provides students with concepts and tools to help themselves in their journey of recovery from mental health and/or physical difficulties and is a safe space for personal development, self-discovery and growth. All our courses are highly interactive and we encourage participation and sharing.  Students who would like 1:1 support can ask for a Learning Guidance Conversation. For information on our courses and what we do, and to enrol, go to our webpage:   http://www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollegeNo referral needed.

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Jobcentre Plus in Camden and Islington
Jobcentre Plus helps people move from benefits into work and helps employers advertise jobs. It also deals with benefits for people who are unemployed or unable to work because of a health condition or disability. Our work coaches are able to talk to you about work opportunities and getting support to meet the costs of childcare.

Find out more about the DWP.

Little Village is like a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. We collect high quality donations and gift these on to local families dealing with challenging circumstance including homelessness, unemployment, low wages, and domestic violence. Our dream is that no child in the capital grows up without the essential things they need to thrive, and we make it as easy as possible for families to help one another achieve this goal. We are working in many London boroughs. We accept referrals from professional and voluntary organisations working with families in an official capacity. We do not accept self-referrals, or referrals for family and friends.

Please go to our website for more information: Little Village 

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