Category Archives: Campaigning

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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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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Press: Anti-poverty campaigners call for a minimum school clothing grant

CPAG in Scotland, the Poverty Truth Commission and One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) will take to social media asking parents to share their views on what it really costs to get a child suited, booted and ready to return to school. They are also asking parents to write to their MSPs, highlighting the need for a minimum school clothing grant for the whole of Scotland.

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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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Proud Single Parents campaign targets stereotypes and stigma

#ProudSingleParents social media campaign has being launched by Opfs to celebrate the diversity, skills and proud moments about being a single parent. Thus challenging the stigma that many single parents have reported to have experienced. We want people and policy makers to reconsider the stereotypes portrayed about single parents being teenagers and scroungers.

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Press: SCoWR calls on parties to use new powers to create a fairer social security system

The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform has written to candidates across Scotland to ask them to commit to using new powers to create a fairer social security system.

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Press: Scotland Bill criticised over lack of key social security powers

In its evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee on the ‘Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland’, OPFS says that it is disappointed that the Scotland Bill would “limit the Scottish Parliament’s ability to develop newly devolved powers in an autonomous way”.

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Introduction of universal credit waiting days from 03 August 2015

A new 7-day waiting period at the start of certain universal credit claims will be introduced from the 03 August 2015.

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Press: Single Parents – Tackling Their Top 10 Priorities

Following consultations with single parents from across Scotland, OPFS has identified ten issues as key to improving the lives of the nation’s 170,000 single parents on a daily basis.

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Summary of results of parental consultation about additional childcare provision

The summary of findings of 101 project’s parent focus group into the additional 2 year olds childcare provision.

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