Lone parents can now get help with a range of problems – including money worries, employment rights and family law – online.
The Lone Parent Helpdesk, run by national charity One Parent Families, hopes to enable parents to get independent, up-to-the-minute information which is responsive to their individual circumstances.
One Parent Families chief executive Nicola Simpson said: “Lone parents have different circumstances but for the vast majority, becoming a lone parent is a crisis point in their lives.
“Many will have been married, some will suffer a period of homelessness and many will have to give up a job or change their working hours.
“Usually, when people become lone parents they need a lot of information – fast,” she said.