Category Archives: Information & Advice

Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

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

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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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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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New survey into Further Education reveals some surprising results

Our new survey into single parents and further education threw up a few surprises about why so few single parents enter education.

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Introduction of universal credit waiting days from 03 August 2015

A new 7-day waiting period at the start of certain universal credit claims will be introduced from the 03 August 2015.

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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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Online child maintenance payments introduced this week

The final stage of the government’s widespread child maintenance reforms has been implemented this week.

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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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Advice network gives single parents lifeline support on welfare reform

Our project in Glasgow is helping single parents cope with welfare reform.

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