Publications A-Z

Here is a list of all our available publications (A-Z).

  • Conditionality and Sanctions

    This factsheet explains what actions single parents have to take (conditionality) in order to be awarded, and remain entitled to, jobseeker's allowance while seeking employment. It also looks at difficulties that may be encountered and penalties (sanctions) that may be imposed.

  • Contact with your children factsheet: Parents with care and non-resident parents

    Information for parents with care and non-resident parents about common problems and issues arising during separation and divorce.

  • Disability Benefits for Single Parents and Their Children

    If you, or your children, have a disability or illness you may be entitled to help with the costs of the services and support you need. This factsheet only gives an overview of the disability benefits you may be entitled to.

  • Educational Trust Funds factsheet

    Information on applying for funding to Educational Trust Funds. Please note that the eligibility criteria for applying is often quite specific.

  • Energy and money saving tips (energy factsheet)

    Information on ways to save money on your energy bills, and energy-related grants and offers.

  • Funding for Higher Education

    A brief overview financial and other help you may be entitled to if you are a single parent studying, or considering studying, a course of higher education (HNC, HND, degree, etc.).

  • Further Education and Training

    A guide explaining what further education is and what help is available to single parents who wish to study or train at this level.

  • Going Back to Work

    With more and more single parents looking for work, having an understanding of how this will impact on your finances is very important. This pack covers the benefits and tax credits you may receive once you start working 16 hours a week or more and your childcare options.

  • Holiday Trust Funds factsheet

    A list of trust funds that give grants for holidays.

  • Holidays factsheet

    Information on organisations that specialise in holidays for single parents and their children.

  • Maternity Rights factsheet

    This factsheet covers maternity rights, income and benefits single parents may be entitled to.

  • Money for Single Parents

    If you're a single parent, you'll want to make sure you are getting the money you are entitled to. This information pack will tell you about the benefits that you may be eligible for if you are a single parent that is not working or working less than 16 hours per week.

  • Payment Methods, Discounts and Switching Suppliers (energy factsheet)

    Information on different ways to pay your energy bills, discounts available, changing from a pre-payment meter, and switching your energy supplier.

  • Separation and Divorce: Sorting It Out

    If you are thinking about separation and divorce, there are many things you will want to consider. This pack contains useful information on: choosing a solicitor; ongoing financial support; division of matrimonial property; housing options; future arrangements for your children; child maintenance; and domestic abuse.

  • Trusts for Individual and Family Need factsheet

    A list of trust funds for individual and family need.

  • Universal Credit factsheet

    This factsheet contains information on universal credit, introduced in October 2013 to replace six of the main income related benefits currently in use.

  • Useful contacts on fuel issues (energy factsheet)

    A list of services that give information and advice on fuel issues including energy saving advice and paying for fuel.

  • What Happens When My Child Gets Older factsheet

    As your children get older your benefits, tax credits and child maintenance will change. This factsheet describes the main changes you need to be aware of.

  • What to do about fuel debt (energy factsheet)

    Information on what to do about fuel debt, including information, your rights, maximising your income, dealing with your energy supplier and getting help.

  • Young Parent Survival Guide 2013

    Great information for young mums and dads. Whether you’re a parent now or you’re soon to be one, whether you’re on your own, in a family, struggling to make ends meet or financially secure, this magazine is for you.

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