How We Support

Fife Gingerbread have several partnership projects allowing us to support lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife. Below is a brief summary of each, please click on the links for more information.

Making it Work for Lone Parents - is an employability partnership project which focusses on helping lone parents into work. Our partners from Enable and Citizens Advice and Rights Fife have come together to design and deliver a holistic model of support to help those at all stages of the employability pathway.

Lone Parent Helpline – provides telephone advice to lone parents all over Fife. This provision allows Fife Gingerbread to continue to deliver general support to lone parents, something we have done for over 30 years.

Fife Teen Parent Project - provides vital support to teenage parents and pregnant teens no matter their circumstance. Teen parents are given the tools they need to effectively nurture and interact with their child, giving both the best chance of an improved future. Group work is central to the project, allowing teen parents to meet others in the same position as them, and overcome the stigma that many young parents face.

The Family Zone - works with families who have a young person attending Lochgelly High School, offering a safe space for families to take part in bespoke activities. Support Workers will work with families in their homes to identify barriers and provide support.

Dad & Me - is for Dads, Grandads, or male carers in the Leven-mouth area who have a child aged between 0 and 8 years old. There are weekly playgroups that bring people together to have fun and meet other people.

Family Approach - engages the whole family, offering holistic support to overcome a range of issues such as poverty, housing, health, lifestyles and routines. This includes both in and out of school, before and after the school day, and at the weekends and in holidays.

Square Start Levenmouth - is project between BRAG Enterprise and Fife Gingerbread working to support families to overcome social isolation. The project delivers one-to-one sessions and group activities bringing together families and creating an opportunity for positive peer networks.

Volunteering- is fundamental to Fife Gingerbread and underpins all of our projects. Our volunteers work closely with Support Workers as well as providing buddy support to parents all over Fife who face isolation and other issues. Many of our volunteers have received support from Fife Gingerbread in the past, meaning they are knowledgeable and have positive experiences of the organisation.