0808 802 0925

Gingerbread are the leading national charity working with single parent families. Since 1918, they have been at the forefront of shaping policy and services that support single parents.

Today, there are two million single parent families in the country. They champion their voices and keep their needs at the heart of everything we do.

Online Forum

Gingerbread’s online forum is a safe place for single parents to connect 24/7 – to chat, and give and receive support.

Single Parent Groups

Single parent groups are there to provide a space to meet other people who understand what it’s like to be a single parent.


The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. The friendly advisers will talk through your options and send you useful information. Your call is free and confidential.

The helpline number is 0808 802 0925.

  • Mondays: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
  • The helpline is closed on all public holidays.
12 May 2021
Last Updated
17 May 2021