Author Archives: Mandy Mitchell

Community Choices in Castlemilk

OPFS and Ardenglen Housing Association in Glasgow have been awarded funding through the Scottish Government Community Choices Fund to work with parents and children to innovate solutions to the Cost of the School Day, using a participatory budgeting model. We …

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Family Support Falkirk

Following a conversation with single parents and professionals around some of the issues families face when living in a rural community, it became evident access to shops, activities and resources were the main issues. The STV Children’s Appeal has awarded …

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Closure of Glasgow Jobcentres

OPFS believes that closure of half of Glasgow’s job centres will have a devastating impact on parents who rely on the service, particularly single parents, and will negatively impact the aim of supporting people into employment. This will cause huge …

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Edinburgh Lone Fathers Project

Our Edinburgh dads workers have had a fun Autumn, supporting kids and their fathers in lots of ways. For Halloween, we joined forces with Making it Work to have a brilliant party in South Edinburgh with all the families we work …

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Have a Bite and a Blether in Dundee

Come and join us at our “A Bite and A Blether” sessions. Where you can have a cuppa and a bite to eat and chat to our friendly workers in relaxed surroundings. Get information, advice and support about any issues …

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Busy Bees Family Fun Sessions

Busy bees sessions every Tuesday in Dundee.

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New hub for single dads in North Lanarkshire

A new weekly drop-in hub for single dads in North Lanarkshire begins on Wednesday 30th November.

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Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

What is the benefit cap, and will it affect you?

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New Counselling Service Edinburgh

New counselling service and Positive parenting programme in Edinburgh.

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Flexible Childcare Services Aberdeenshire

OPFS Aberdeenshire’s Flexible Childcare Services arranged a day out to Blair Drummond Safari park. Funds for the excursion were raised by staff and families donations and taking part in a sponsored cycle. They raised over £1,000, which was fantastic. The trip was …

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