At Gingerbread, we think single parents do a brilliant job.

Gingerbread is a charity and the vital support we give to single parent families would not be possible without our generous supporters.

We provide advice and practical support for single parents.

Expert advisers answer our helpline, this 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

Who to contact

0808 802 0925 0808 802 0925
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When can I call the helpline?

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

Bear in mind that the busiest times of the day tend to be morning, so sometimes calling in the afternoon can help.


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