Help and 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 – Financial/emotional support for struggling families