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Gingerbread is a charity supporting single-parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.  They say they want a society in which single-parent families are treated equally and fairly.

To get there they provide information to help single parents support themselves and their families. They run programmes to equip single parents with the skills and opportunities to gain employment.  The campaign and influence policy to reduce the stigma against single parents, and make services more accessible to all families – whatever their shape or size.

For advice and information

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.

Before you call

Check if your question can be answered by any of our online information. This information – available on a range of subjects and regularly checked and updated by advice professionals – might give you the answer you need more quickly. Demand for the helpline is high and so callers often have to wait to speak to an adviser – the average waiting time is around 20 minutes.

Contact Details

Helpline: 0808 802 0925. Office: 020 7428 5400



Gingerbread, 54 - 74 Holmes Road, London NW5 3AQ

Other Info

Opening times:
Helpline: Mon: 10am - 6pm, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 4pm, Wed: 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm. Online forum: 24/7


Tube: Kentish Town Bus: 88, 134, 214, 393

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