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Universal Credit: How to claim

You have to claim universal credit online. If you are unable to use a computer you will need to call the universal credit helpline to get help. Setting up your online account You will be given a username and password for …

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OPFS Briefing on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

OPFS warmly welcomes the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. We are extremely pleased that the Bill contains a duty to eradicate child poverty and that there are clear and identifiable targets about when and how this should be achieved. We particularly welcome the fact …

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School Clothing Report

Findings from the 2017 School Clothing Grants Survey  “I did without for months in order to afford school uniforms”    Across Scotland, the school clothing grant varies by local authority (from £40 to £110) and in many areas amounts set …

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Glasgow City Council – Colleges and Lifelong Learning Policy Commission

Glasgow City Council – Colleges and Lifelong Learning Policy Commission: Call for Evidence September 2016. OPFS submission which looks at the barriers to single parents participation in college learning, and recommendations on possible solutions to tackle these barriers.  

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#ProudSingleParents campaign

#ProudSingleParents is a campaign to challenge the stereotypes and stigma that are still too often attached to single parenthood. It aims to challenge prejudice against single parents. Get involved! Single Parents/Family/Friends: Use the #ProudSingleParents hashtag and tell us what makes you …

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OPFS Survey Results: Survey of Glasgow Single Parents’ Policy Priorities

We recently carried out a survey of single parents in Glasgow asking about their policy priorities.Three key areas are: childcare; welfare reform and employment.

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Challenging the media perception of single parents

Single parents are often portrayed in the media as young, unemployed mothers on benefits whose children will grow up disadvantaged. Professor Ronald McQuaid challenges the accuracy of this view.

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OPFS Survey Results: Single Parents and Stigma 2014

Our survey reveals that three-in-four single parents have experienced stigma in the last two years.

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