Our advice guides cover a wide range of subjects with useful information for single parents about money, work, separation and much more.
Please note these advice guides are being updated for 2019-20. For the very latest information and advice call our helpline on 0808 801 0323 (freephone).
Here is a list of all our available publications (A-Z).
Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs and is something you may be considering if you have just separated from the other parent or have never received payments form the other parent before. This information helps …
If you, or your child, have a disability or illness or you care for someone with a disability or illness you may be able to get benefits to help with day to day living costs and to pay for support and services. This advice guide gives an overview of what financial and other help is available.
Information on ways to save money on your energy bills, and energy-related grants and offers.
This advice guide covers benefits and other income you may be entitled to when you’re pregnant
or just had a baby, your rights to take time off and return to work and sources of other practical and
This advice guide covers renting, home ownership and what you need to consider if you want to leave or stay in the home you’ve shared with your ex-partner.
You may find this advice guide useful if you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent. It is a guide to the questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider. This factsheet covers your income, housing, division of belongings, arrangements for your children, legal services, divorce and domestic abuse.
When you are a single parent, you may be making or adjusting the child contact arrangements for your children with your child’s other parent. This advice guide is for single parents who would like to know the legal issues involved when parents make child arrangements.
This advice guide (updated April 2019) contains information on universal credit, introduced in October 2013 to replace six of the main income related benefits currently in use.
This is a guide for single parents whose children are aged 16 -19 years old. It explains how income from benefits and tax credits and child maintenance will change depending on your child’s decisions about their education, training or work.