Citizens Advice & help for single parents

Citizens Advice & help for single parents

How Citizens Advice and the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline can support you.

Citizens Advice

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. No one should have to face these worries alone without good quality, independent advice. That’s why Citizens Advice are here for you. They give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward; whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Citizens Advice are a team of people who are there for you in person, over the phone and online. They can offer advice on issues such as:

  • Benefits
  • Work
  • Debt and money
  • Housing
  • Family
  • Consumer rights
  • Law
  • Immigration
  • Health

Search below to find your local Citizens Advice or call the advice line on 03444 111 444.

Your local Citizens Advice

Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline

There are two million single parents with majority care for their kids in Britain today. That’s one in four families with children. Less than half of single parents receive money from their child’s other parent. And children in single parent families are twice as likely as children in couple families to live in poverty.

The majority of single parents are working. But two-thirds of them say finances are still a constant struggle at best. There’s no such thing as a typical single parent. Yet three quarters have experienced stereotyping or prejudice.

Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline provides advice and practical support for single parents, including advice on benefits and tax credits. You can also join a local Gingerbread support group where you can meet fellow single parents to share stories and ask for help and advice.

Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline


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