Category Archives: News

Do you qualify for help with your electricity bills?

The Warm Home Discount Scheme credits the electricity account of qualifying households with £140. It was introduced by the government in 2011 and will run to 2018. People receiving the Guarantee Credit of Pension Credit will automatically receive it. You …

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Scotland’s third sector unites to call for Universal Credit roll out to be halted

Today One Parent Families Scotland has joined forces with twenty four charities and individuals to call for a halt to the accelerated roll out of Universal Credit in October. Together these organisations represent a broad cross section of Scotland’s third sector, …

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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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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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Cranhill, Glasgow Community Information Hub

Our Cranhill Single Parent Community Outreach Hub provides support, advice and information to support you if you are thinking about or would like to enter training, education or employment. One of our staff team will arrange to meet with you …

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Glasgow Single Parent Employability Support

Single parent employablity support

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Dads R Us Hub

Our Cumbernauld Dads R Us Hub is going from strength to strength. The Wednesday Hub session includes information on health and wellbeing, family finances, welfare reforms, parenting and the opportunity for the dads to meet other dads for general conversations …

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Glasgow Single Parent Information Hub

Our City Centre Single Parent Information Hub provides support, advice and information to support you if you are thinking about or would like to enter training, education or employment. One of our staff team will arrange to meet with you …

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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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First Steps Project Glasgow

New young parents project in Glasgow

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