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Starting up a Gingerbread group
Gingerbread groups are run by and for single parent members of Gingerbread in the local area, with the support of our dedicated Gingerbread Groups Officer.
Peer support groups help to reduce the social isolation that many single parents experience and, with Gingerbread’s support, groups can also offer practical help with issues such as getting back to work and managing family relationships.
Finding advice for single parents
News - Information on the latest developments affecting single parents, including universal credit and child maintenance charges.
- More than 30 factsheets full of information on a wide range of topics
in plain English, from making ends meet to applying for flexible
Lifes big changes - Our step by step guides offer advice and information about
experiences common to many single parents, such as separation or leaving
Single Parent Helpline
(0808 802 0925) - Our helpline is staffed by expert advisers who can
provide information and practical advice to single parents on child
maintenance, contact, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax
credits, housing and debt. Calls are free from landlines and most
Key issues for single parents
Include an introduction of our policy and campaigns work, then list each area we are currently focusing on underneath subeadings, EG:
The child maintenance system is changing. Our research shows that there is at least £4billion in unclaimed child maintenance ....
The cost of childcare
The child maintenance system is changing. Our research shows that there
is at least £4billion in unclaimed child maintenance ....