Advice guides

Our advice guides cover a wide range of subjects with useful information for single parents about money, work, separation and much more.

Please note our remaining advice guides are being updated for 2019-20. For the very latest information and advice call our helpline on 0808 801 0323 (freephone).

Here is a list of all our available publications (A-Z).

  • Benefits are changing

    The benefits system has undergone a major change recently. Some benefits are being replaced while others might have different rules for claiming them.

  • Child Maintenance Arrangements

    See our guide to help you decide what child maintenance arrangements would suit you.

  • Disability, Sickness and Care Benefits

    This advice guide gives an overview of help available for single parents and their children.

  • Energy and money saving tips

    Information on ways to save money on your energy bills, and energy-related grants and offers.

  • Having a baby

    Information about maternity leave, benefits and grants available to single parents in Scotland.

  • Housing Options

    This advice guide covers renting, home ownership and what you need to consider if you want to leave or stay in the home you’ve shared with your ex-partner.

  • Just Separated

    This is a useful guide if you have recently separated. It covers questions and issues you may be facing as a single parent.

  • Making arrangements for children

    Information to help you decide on contact and residence arrangements for your children.

  • Universal Credit

    This advice guide has information about universal credit and how the rules apply to single parents.

  • Your income when a child is 16+

    Your income from benefits and child maintenance may stop soon after your child is 16 years old, unless your child is in education or training when they are 16 - 19 years old.

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