There’s nothing so difficult as being a single parent. That’s why the team at our Newcastle law office have put together this useful list of single parent resources you can find near you.
Gingerbread was one of the first ever organisations dedicated specifically to helping single parents. Founded in February 1918, they have provided advice and support, a platform for meeting other single parents, and help with jobs to those who need it. Besides providing direct assistance to parents, they have historically fought for reforms e.g. in the areas of housing access and child maintenance.
The Gingerbread community of forums and groups can be accessed online through their website.
Dads Unlimited support the wellbeing of dads through family breakdown by mentoring them, helping them to achieve a positive ongoing relationship with their children and by improving co-parenting relationships. They have a helpline you can call at 01233 680150, offer a co-parenting programme, and offer online resources too.
Longbenton Children’s Centre
Longbenton Children’s Centre offers family support and outreach including parenting programmes, and support to children and families with additional needs. They also offer a full range of childcare including nursery, creche, out of school help, wrap around care and can link parents with local childminders. The children's centre also provides 14-week confidence building courses for women only.
Children North East provide a neutral place for you and your child(ren) to meet when you no longer live at home. Their centres are child friendly and our services are designed to meet the unique needs of your family and circumstances. They are affiliated with the National Association of Child Contact Centres and are located in Newcastle.
Care for the Family
Care for the Family are a national charity which aims to strengthen family life and to help those who face family difficulties. Their aim is to be accessible to every family whatever their circumstances and to create resources and support that are preventative, evidence-based and easy to apply. Through their site, they offer access to resources and guides for single parents that you might find useful.
Contact Stowe Family Law Today
We’re Stowe Family Law, the UK’s leading family law practice, with an office in the heart of the city of Newcastle. We’re the only nationwide law firm dedicated exclusively to family law—things like divorce and child law.
In 1982, we first opened our doors in a converted cobblers shop in Leeds. Since then, we have grown into the UK’s leading family law practice with offices across England & Wales including Newcastle, London, Manchester, Bristol, York, Birmingham and Leeds.
Our Newcastle solicitors take a tailored approach, working hard to make family law easier for you to understand. We believe that every case we take on across the North East is unique, and that each one can benefit from tailored support and care.
So, if you need the best family law solicitors Newcastle has to offer, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 01914 390808. Our Newcastle lawyers office can be found at Stowe Family Law LLP, City Quadrant, 2nd Floor, 11 Waterloo St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DP.
Sarah advises in all aspects of family law and has experience of divorce cases involving substantial income and capital as well as businesses and trust structures. She also advises on child law, cohabitation and nuptial agreements.