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We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents

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Be part of it!

Being a Gingerbread member means you’re part of a community of thousands of single parents from all walks of life.

With free membership you can share stories, ask questions and have your say about issues affecting your family –with the support of helpful single mums and dads across the country.

You’ll also be on the inside track for the latest news and advice for single parents, from money matters and real-life stories to exclusive discounts and special offers.

Your membership is whatever you want it be – choose what fits best for you.

Why join Gingerbread?

An organisation that speaks up for single parents

Make your voice heard and help Gingerbread show the government and media what life as a single parent in the UK is really like.  Members can get involved with our campaigns, take part in surveys, share stories or become media volunteers.  

Chat, share experiences and make new friends

Come and join the conversation in Gingerbread's supportive and welcoming online forums for single parents. There are dedicated threads for single parents in your area and ‘member-only’ private conversations.

Local Gingerbread groups

Get together with other single parent families in your local area by joining or starting a Gingerbread group. It’s a great way to meet other single parents and find support and social activities for you and your kids. 

Monthly e-newsletter

Stay in the loop with our monthly e-newsletter packed full of the latest news and campaign updates, advice and information, stories, articles and family-friendly special offers.

Special offers and competitions

Take advantage of a range of regularly updated offers and competitions on family-friendly activities, from holidays and theme parks to theatre trips – available on our website to Gingerbread members.

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What our members say


  • You know that, although it used to feel like it, you are not the only person out there going through this. That there are people who understand, and who can help – and one day, you find you are the person offering others the support and advice. It's great!"

  • My voice can be added to many, many more to make an impact on politicians, to help create a supportive community for all single parents."

  • When I‘m feeling low I know I can find reassurance from your newsletters!"

  • You get to socialise with others in the same situation as yourself and can support each other rather than feeling like you have to do stuff alone."

  • I find reading the message boards where single parents support each other uplifting and reassuring. If they can do it, so can I!"

  • I guess being a member just reminds me that I’m not alone."

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