Note: Many single parents need help with being a parent on their own. This includes supporting children after a parent has died or after relationship breakdown, with child contact, support for children with special needs or who are disabled or both, child maintenance and more. Our Advice and Information Service can help with these and other issues.
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You’ll find lots of useful information about health and wellbeing here. If you need advice on issues such as welfare benefits, separation or child maintenance contact our Lone Parent Helpline or chat to us online.
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