Author Archives: Mandy Mitchell

School Clothing Grants

A big thank-you to the 343 parents throughout Scotland that completed the School Clothing Grant Campaign survey about school clothing grants, and cost of uniforms. OPFS are running this campaign in partnership with CPAG and Poverty Truth Commission. Key results were; …

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Cranhill, Glasgow Community Information Hub

Our Cranhill Single Parent Community Outreach Hub provides support, advice and information to support you if you are thinking about or would like to enter training, education or employment. One of our staff team will arrange to meet with you …

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Glasgow Single Parent Employability Support

Single parent employablity support

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Dads R Us Hub

Our Cumbernauld Dads R Us Hub is going from strength to strength. The Wednesday Hub session includes information on health and wellbeing, family finances, welfare reforms, parenting and the opportunity for the dads to meet other dads for general conversations …

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Glasgow Single Parent Information Hub

Our City Centre Single Parent Information Hub provides support, advice and information to support you if you are thinking about or would like to enter training, education or employment. One of our staff team will arrange to meet with you …

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NEW: Get Advice on Facebook

From 22 August until 1st September, we are offering a new Facebook advice service. You can send a Personal Message to us and an adviser will get straight back to you with confidential advice. You can contact us for advice on a variety subjects …

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First Steps Project Glasgow

New young parents project in Glasgow

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Benefits when your children get older

Benefits and tax credit changes when your children leave education or start university.

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Tax Credit Renewal Deadline Monday 31 July

Your tax credit claim needs to be renewed each year. If you already receive tax credits HMRC will have contacted you asking if the details they have are still correct. You need to report any changes to your circumstances such …

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Help to Pay for a Short Period of Childcare

Single parents working 16 hours, or more, per week can claim help with registered childcare costs from HMRC. This help is paid as part of working tax credit. The amount you get depends on your circumstances. If you are using …

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