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Single Parents Are Under Pressure

Three-quarters of single parent families are now living below the publicly accepted ‘Minimum Income Standard’ according to new research by Loughborough University. What are the key factors that cause most single parent families from reaching an adequate income? Despite the …

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OPFS responds to new research on adverse childhood experiences

One in ten Scots children experience multiple traumatic life events such as parental separation, bereavement or neglect says Edinburgh study. Research launched today, by the University of Edinburgh, looks at the occurrence of seven types of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’S) …

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Scottish Government tour Dundee Flexible Childcare Services

Flexible, affordable, accessible and high quality early learning and childcare. Is it possible? Can it work? Our Dundee and Aberdeenshire flexible childcare services (FCSS) are living, breathing, caring, playing and learning proof that yes, it is totally possible to provide …

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Christmas Party for children in Aberdeenshire

In addition to the home-based childcare and mobile creche the Flexible Childcare Service in Aberdeenshire regularly provides support to children with additional support needs. A highlight each year for the children is the Christmas party held at The Tufted Duck …

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New Mental Health & Wellbeing Service from OPFS

In line with our mission, OPFS is delighted to launch our new Mental Health & Wellbeing Service. Funding for this service comes from a successful application to the UK Government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The aim of the service is to …

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Highland childcare charity saved from threat of closure

One Parent Families Scotland supporting Highland childcare service to continue Direct Childcare, an innovative service covering the Highlands and Moray that provides safe, professional childcare was due to close at the end of last year due to financial constraints. It …

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OPFS Guide for Separation and Divorce for single parents in Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS), Scotland’s national single parent charity, receives thousands of enquiries each year. Many of these were from parents whose relationships have ended for lots of different reasons and who are looking for help to decide what …

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Help to save up to £250 a year on energy bills

If you’re looking for ways to save energy and money then you’ve come to the right place. One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) has received funding support from the Big Energy Saving Network to support single parent families by helping to prevent, and …

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Single Parents meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Single Parents who helped co-design Scotland’s new early years benefits met First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today in Glasgow. The first Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payments will be made before Christmas. The payment will see eligible applicants receive £600 …

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Poverty and Inequality Commission advice on poverty in school holidays

The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its advice today for the Scottish Government on addressing poverty during school holidays.

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