Category Archives: Welfare Reform

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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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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Single Parent Champions busy raising awareness

Our Single Parent Champions have been very busy these last couple of months, making raising awareness of single parent issues and experiences.

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Glasgow welfare rights service update

News from our welfare rights service for single parents in Glasgow.

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Press: Scottish Parliament Committee “Impact of Welfare Reform” report

Single Parents are among the hardest hit by the UK Government’s welfare reforms, according to new research commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

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Universal credit – coming to a jobcentre near you!

Details of the Department for Work and Pensions’ launch dates for the roll-out of universal credit across Scotland.

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Could you benefit from the Lone Parent Champions?

A group of single parents from across Glasgow have now successfully completed our Lone Parent Champion programme, and are ready to help you.

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