Gingerbread is the leading national charity working to help the UK's 1.9 million lone parents and their children. We believe in a fairer society for all families, in which people bringing up children on their own are recognised for their positive contributions and where they and their families can thrive and enjoy equal opportunities financially and socially.
The demands of parenting can weigh heavily on lone parents, who not only have to provide financially for children and do the hard work of raising them alone, but also frequently face negative stereotyping.
Lone parents, like all parents, want the best for their children. Finding a helpline that understands their particular needs, and responds to them in a non-judgmental way, can help them achieve that.
Helpline: 0808 802 0925
The helpline is open:
- Mondays - 10am to 6pm
- Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays - 10am to 4pm
- Wednesdays - 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
- The Helpline is closed on all public holidays