Our North West offices are based in Manchester and Liverpool, from which we serve the wider North West region of England.

In Greater Manchester, there are approximately 107,000i single parent households and 68,000ii in the Liverpool City Region. 58%iii of single parents are in work in Greater Manchester compared to 54%iv in the Liverpool City Region.

North West Support

Our North West services aim to meet the challenges faced by single parents in the region.

Learning and skills

Our training programmes support unemployed single parents in the North West. We offer employment training if you want to get back into work and develop practical skills such as CV writing, and personal skills training if you have been out of work for some time or want to build your confidence.

We also provide self-employment training tailored to the needs of single parents in the North West, to help you understand if self-employment may be suitable for you.


We currently have 15 Gingerbread groups in the North West region, which provide opportunities for single parents to share their experiences and support each other. You can find your nearest group here.

Information and advice

Wherever you’re based, we provide online information and a free helpline, run by trained advisers, to help you find the answers you need.


Windrush Millennium Centre
70 Alexandra Road
M16 7WD

Blackburne House
Blackburne Place
L8 7PE


Email: siobhan.nolan@gingerbread.org.uk
Tel: 0161 636 7540 (Office)
Tel: 0808 802 0925 (Helpline)


i. ONS (2013) Census 2011: Table QS116EW & ONS (2012) Census 2011: Table KS107EW

ii. Ibid.

iii. Ibid.

iv. Ibid.

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