Gingerbread provides advice and information for single parents and for professionals who support them. We have a large amount of online information on our website, covering a wide range of issues which commonly affect single parents.
Our advice services are primarily aimed at single parents who have the majority care, or 50/50 care of the child. This because what help is available for single parents, particularly in terms of benefits and other support, varies significantly depending on how much contact a parent lives with their child.
We also provide expert advice through our helpline and webchat services, answering your questions on anything from dealing with a break-up or bereavement to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.
We support a wide community of local Gingerbread groups across England and Wales and maintain an online community for single parents through our forum, blogs, and newsletters.
You can find out more about Gingerbread’s free services for single parents on our website.