Category Archives: News

Twelve Weans of Christmas Appeal

Help make this Christmas special for children and families. Spread some cheer and make a difference this year. Your donations of new toys, clothes and non-perishable foods will make a real difference to children who would otherwise receive very little …

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We think Boris Johnson has got it wrong!

OPFS Response to comments by Conservative party leader Boris Johnson about children of single parents . Negative comments made by Boris Johnson about the children of single parents in an article published in 1995 are causing a stir. In a …

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One Parent Families Manifesto for #GE2019

As the UK prepares to vote on December 12 for a new Westminster Government, we believe that tackling child poverty should be front and centre of immediate policy priorities. In Scotland single parent families make up 29% of families, with …

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New Young Carer Grant

Young carers aged 16 -18 in Scotland who don’t currently qualify for Carer’s Allowance may be eligible for a new £300 annual Young Carer Grant. To qualify you must be: between 16 and 18 years of age, not getting carer’s allowance …

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Why co-production matters to One Parent Families Scotland

Co-production is more than just a buzzword to One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS). We believe that when services and policy priorities are genuinely co-produced they work better because they make the most of the shared expertise of the practitioners who …

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Plans to expand flexible childcare in Dundee through ambitious renovation project

Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS), a service provider set up by One Parent Families Scotland, plans to expand its Dundee services by purchasing the former Fintry Nursery through a community asset transfer.  The nursery closed over a decade ago and …

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Single Parents – how can we ensure maximum take up of Social Security Benefits?

Scottish Government are gathering valuable feedback about the social security system from single parents. OPFS has supported researchers to meet parents to hear their views on how to improve take-up of vital benefits Now, to reach more parents to get …

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OPFS 75th Anniversary Messages

Thank you to all our supporters for your well wishes on turning 75! In this, our 75th anniversary year, photographer Amara Eno has worked with parents and children to create new work reflecting the lives of single parent families. A …

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OPFS 75th Anniversary Exhibition – The 25 Percent

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS), the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland is celebrating its 75th year. OPFS gives a voice to single parents, challenging child poverty, discrimination and stigma, celebrating single parents and their children for their …

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Potential impact of Brexit on single parents and OPFS

Brexit is set to impact all sectors in the UK, including the third sector. These are unprecedented times, and it’s impossible to know the full impact as Brexit has created a climate of uncertainty. Marion Davis, Head of Policy and …

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