Category Archives: Features

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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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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OPFS Factsheets updated for 2016

We’ve updated our single parent factsheets for 2016. They are now available for download.

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New video series: Single Dad’s 60

In our new video series, single dads take a minute to speak about the realities of parenting on their own.

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New Chair of the Board of Directors for OPFS

OPFS are pleased to welcome Jen Paice, Chief Executive of the tenancy deposit scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland, as our new Chair of the Board of Directors.

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New report examines how well UK is fulfilling its children’s rights obligations

An alliance of children’s charities has submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on how well UK governments are fulfilling their obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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Family Decision Making service: a success story

Since its launch last March, the Family Decision Making service for separating and separated families has helped many parents going through the difficult process of separating to minimise the impact it has on their children.

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i-open: A new project supporting single parents

i-open is a pioneering new Europe-wide initiative to help parents improve their skills and/or progress to employment.

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Keep up to date with Universal Credit

We have produced a new universal credit factsheet with updated rates for April 2015. It contains information on how the new system works and when/where universal credit is rolling out in Scotland.

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