• Family Action

Family action provides practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England.


  • Family Lives

Family Lives is a UK charity which offers support to anyone parenting a child.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222


  • Gingerbread

Gingerbread offer support for anyone bringing up children alone. It operates nationally through a network of self help groups which provide a range of social activities for parents and children as well as emotional support, benefits advice and legal advice. 

Freephone and advice line: 0808 802 0925


  • Home-Start UK

Home-Start UK is for people with at least one child under the age of five who are experiencing difficulties, stress or harassment. They offer a befriending scheme where volunteers visit families in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis. 

Information line: 0116 464 5490


  • Ormiston Children and Families Trust

The Ormiston Children and Families Trust offer information and advice around how to tell children about a parent's imprisonment and what support they may need. They produce information leaflets specifically around these issues. 

Telephone: 01473 724517


  • Relate

Relate are a national counselling agency for people having difficulties in their personal relationships. 

0300 003 0396