Category Archives: Blogs

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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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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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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Two Child Limit – frequently asked questions

Since 6 April 2017 some benefits are now only being paid for up to two children per family. You may be concerned about what this means for you but not every family will be affected. Here are examples of some of …

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Single Parents – Exploding the myths

It can be a challenge bringing up children on your own, being solely responsible for their care and the family income. Many single parents, after separating from their partner, feel more secure and positive about their children’s wellbeing; however 47% …

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Guest blog: Challenge Poverty Week

In this guest blog for the #ProudSingleParents campaign, GHA tenant, Nicola, tells us about her experiences of mothering two children as a single parent. I became a single parent after the birth of my second child. My relationship with my …

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Guest blog: Striving to thrive, not just survive

Mairi Campbell-jack shares her experiences of being a single parent in this guest blog. Part of the #ProudSingleParents campaign.

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