Category Archives: Edinburgh Headquarters

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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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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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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Edinburgh Dads Club

In partnership with the Gilmerton Early Years Centre, OPFS Edinburgh’s Dads Club (South) continues to be recognised for the great work it does with dads and children each Saturday. Last month, local MSP Ash Denham visited to help us make …

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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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Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

What is the benefit cap, and will it affect you?

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New Counselling Service Edinburgh

New counselling service and Positive parenting programme in Edinburgh.

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Changes to the benefit system starting in April 2016

From April 2016, there will be a number of changes introduced to the benefit system that will affect single parent families in Scotland. Find out how these might affected you.

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Us Together dads’ and kids’ summer round-up

A round-up of the activities that our dads services got up to this summer across Scotland.

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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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