Lone Parent Helpline

Lone Parent Helpline

The Lone Parent Helpline provides support and advice on anything from dealing with a break-up, moving into work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.

Your call is free of charge from any UK landline or mobile.

Our friendly advisers are available Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm

Call 0808 801 0323 to speak to an adviser.

Your call is confidential.

Getting prepared for your call

  • Try to organise a quiet place where you can talk
  • Have a pen and paper to hand and any documents you wish to discuss
  • Please set aside some time for your call

Our advisers will talk through your options and can send you useful information.

What can I get information about?

  • Child maintenance
  • Contact
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Welfare benefits and tax credits
  • Housing
  • Debt

Would you rather get information online?

Look through our A-Z of factsheets, packed full of practical information.



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