Groups

Our local and digital groups offer single parent families in England and Wales a chance to get together, meet new people and support each other.

Run by single parent volunteers, Gingerbread groups are a safe space for single parents to share the highs and lows of parenting or just to have a cuppa and a chat while your children play. Our digital groups are available 24/7 and there are Zoom meet ups too.  All group members are asked to follow our community guidelines.

Benefits of joining a group

  • Connect with other single parent families
  • Find friends
  • Give and receive support
  • Help reduce the isolation and loneliness experienced by single parents

How can I join a group?

You can search below for either local or digital groups. To find your nearest local group, you will need to enter your postcode.

We ask Group Leads to respond to requests to join a local group within 7 days, it may occasionally take longer.

There isn’t a local group in my area. What can I do?

If there isn’t a local group near you, why not volunteer and Gingerbread can support you to set a group up yourself!

Gingerbread Groups come in all shapes and sizes. Group Leads can choose to organise a range of events and family activities, but the main activity for most groups is simply meeting in the community for a chat over coffee. Each group reflects the needs of local single parents and draws on the strength of the membership. Many single parents tell us how important being part of a group is to them – as it helps them to be part of an active, empowered community along with other single parents and their families.

It’s easy to become a Gingerbread Group Lead and join our growing network of single mums and dads running Gingerbread Groups across the country. To find out more head to our Volunteering page to read the role description and find out how to apply.

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Newcastle Gingerbread Group

12 June 2024

Local Group

Adeola is our Volunteer Group Lead for Newcastle Gingerbread group. A group for single parents who want to connect and find friendship with other single...

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Wickford Gingerbread Group

10 June 2024

Local Group

Lisa  is our Volunteer Group Lead for Wickford Gingerbread group. A group for single parents who want to connect and find friendship with other single...

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Gateshead Gingerbread Group

1 May 2024

Local Group

Gateshead Gingerbread Group is run by Gateshead Family Hubs, who offer a wonderful space for you to connect and meet other single parents in the...

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Newton Abbot Gingerbread Group

10 June 2024

Local Group

Louise is our Volunteer Group Lead for Newton Abbot Gingerbread group. A group for single parents who want to connect and find friendship with other...

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Durham Gingerbread Group

8 May 2024

Local Group

Gingerbread groups are a chance for single parent families to meet new people and share experiences.

The Durham Gingerbread Group is run by one of our...

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Haverfordwest Gingerbread Group

8 May 2024

Local Group

Gingerbread groups are a chance for single parent families to meet new people and share experiences.

The Haverfordwest Gingerbread Group is run by one of our...

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Northampton Gingerbread Group

8 May 2024

Local Group

Gingerbread groups are a chance for single parent families to meet new people and share experiences.

The Northampton Gingerbread Group is run by one of our...

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Falmouth Gingerbread Group

8 May 2024

Local Group

Gingerbread groups are a chance for single parent families to meet new people and share experiences.

The Falmouth Gingerbread Group is run by one of our...

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