Category Archives: News

Up to 32,000 children in Scotland impacted by bereavement benefits cuts

Up to 32,000 children in Scotland will bear the brunt of Westminster cuts to bereavement benefits. MPs are set to debate changes to the Widowed Parent’s Allowance this Thursday , 2nd March,  which will make bereaved single parent families, left …

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Campaigners welcome Scottish Child Poverty Bill

Members of the End Child Poverty (ECP) coalition in Scotland have welcomed the introduction of a new Bill aimed at eradicating the scandal of child poverty in Scotland. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, which will now be considered by MSPs, …

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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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January 2017 training programme for professionals

We’ve just announced our 2017 training programme for professionals working with single parents.

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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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