Category Archives: General issues

OPFS Factsheets updated for 2016

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

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Take the Scottish Home Play survey today

A survey looking to understand how you and your child spend time playing.

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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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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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“Going it alone” video

A short video providing a moving account of the life of one single parent and the child she cares for.

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Press: 3 in 4 single parents experience stigma according to new survey from OPFS

A poll by Scotland’s national single parent organisation reveals that three in four (74%) have experienced stigma in the last two years.

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Separated families urged to make festive plans now

A Scottish advice service is urging separated parents to sort out festive holiday arrangements now, and avoid a nightmare before Christmas for them and their children.

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Waiting period increasing for some benefit claimants

From 27th October 2014, new ESA and JSA claimants will have to wait 7 days, rather than 3 before their benefit will be processed.

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The 101 Project at 30

A look at the 101 Project, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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New Information Pack: Going Back to Work

Our third information pack, ‘Going Back to Work’, is now available. It guides parents through the financial implications of returning to work and the childcare options open to them.

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