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Adult Carers Advice & Support -


Gingerbread is a charity working with single parent families. Supporting, advising and campaigning with single mums and dads to help them meet their family’s needs. Includes a separate section for single dads.

Help sheets available on relationships, starting work, help with benfits, money advice........

"Check if your question can be answered by any of our online information. 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 extremely high and so you may have to wait a long time to speak to an adviser. Please be patient and we will get to you as soon as we can."

Single parent helpline available, see contact details below.

Who to contact

0808 8020925 - Helpline

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon 10am to 6pm; Tues, Thurs & Fri 10am to 4pm; Weds 10am to 1pm & 5pm to 7pm
Time of day
Session Information
Closed bank holidays.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.