Help and support

This is an uncertain and challenging time for many. We have found some websites and contacts for national and local organisations that might be of help and support to you.

National Organisations providing support:

Family Lives – provides information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life. Their helpline number is 0808 800 2222 

Gingerbread – provides single parents with advice and practical support. You can call the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline on 0808 802 0925 

Relate – provides relationship support, including help for children and young people and help with family life and parenting

Single Parents – provides single parents with help, advice and support

YoungMinds for Parents – provides advice about mental health and behaviour problems in children and young people. You can call the parents’ helpline on 0808 802 5544

Local support groups: – Advice for the Turkish/Kurdish communities during the pandemic. – Financial/emotional support for struggling families and advice for home-schooling during the pandemic.

Hackney Helpline for Coronavirus:

Helpline for those who are socially isolating and potentially cut off from help.

The helpline number is 020 8356 3111 (8am-5pm Monday-Friday).