Money advice for single parents – getting financial help in an emergency

I’m no stranger to financial troubles. As a young, single parent, I found myself in a good amount of debt, and totally understand how easy it is for money issues to spiral out of control. Fortunately pay day loans weren’t so prevalent 15 years ago, or I could have ended up in a proper pickle. 

Luckily, payday loans aren’t the only option if you need money urgently. You might be able to get a budgeting loan, hardship payment, short term benefit advance, or even a grant. Single parent charity Gingerbread has put together this really handy video, to tell you all about your options, whether you need help with paying the rent, utility bills, or for a one-off purchase.

Gingerbread provides advice and practical support to single parents, and campaigns to make sure their voices are heard. You can find out more on their website.

Please do share this video with any friends you think may be in need of help or support.



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