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Single parents, equal families

we think single parents do a brilliant job

We provide advice and practical support for single parents. Expert advisers answer our helpline, our website is packed full of useful information and we offer training too. We also campaign to improve the lives of all single parent families. And because we’re a national charity, it’s all free.


We have 95 years’ experience of working with single parent families - from the days when our key campaigning activity was to reform the “bastardy laws”, right through to 2013, where single parents head up a quarter of British families but still face big challenges.


Our vision is “a society in which single parent families are valued and where they (and their children) are treated equally and fairly”.


We want you to join with us in making this vision a reality – whether by taking part in our campaigns, joining as a member, helping to fund our vital work or simply by learning more by looking around our website.


advice and information


Gingerbread can provide practical information and advice in lots of different ways:
- Our factsheets give you practical advice on issues such as money, work and family. 

- If you can't find what you're looking for our helpline advisers are only a free phonecall away; on 0808 802 0925

- ...or receive tailored advice by email, straight to your Inbox!


For more interactive advice:

- watch an advisor explain the issues on Gingerbread's iMama tv channel

- or join one of our online advice sessions.


gingerbread community

Want to be part of a community of thousands of single parent families? Join Gingerbread today!


As a gingerbread member, you could:

- take advantage of regular discounts and special offers

- Get talking to other single parents in out lively discussion forum...

...or by joining a local group


As well as receiving regular news and advice, and having the chance to make your voice heard.


Best of all, it’s all free!


Finding Us

520 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road