Category Archives: News

New venue for First Steps Young Parent Project

Our Young Parents group is on the move, would you like to join in? Are you a young parent aged 16-24 and living in the North West of Glasgow, would you like to meet other young parents in your area …

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Single Dad’s Family Night in Cumbernauld

OPFS Lanarkshire have a free Family Night taking place on the last Monday of every month for single dad’s in North Lanarkshire. Next one is being held on the 26th August at the Muirfield Community Centre from 5 – 7pm.  

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Transforming Lives Programme is now open

After the success for participants of the ‘Transforming Lives’ programme earlier this year we are re-running this in September for young parents aged 16-24yrs in North Lanarkshire. This allows single parents to receive support to overcome barriers you might face, personal …

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OPFS offering UC sessions to professionals working with single parents

Would a better understanding of how Universal Credit (UC) works help you to support single parents? We are running a series of free half-day UC training sessions for professionals working with single parents, commencing in October. These will take place …

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Benefits for Children

If you are on a low income or have a child with a disability you may be able to receive benefits to help with the cost of caring for them. Since 6 April 2017 some of these benefits have been …

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Child Maintenance Service needs root and branch review

The system for ensuring non-resident parents pay child maintenance has amassed nearly £1billion pounds in arrears, new government figures show. The Scottish MP Marion Fellows is leading calls for a review by the UK government of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).

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Back to the Future with OPFS Archive Visit

Preparations for celebrating the 75th Anniversary of OPFS later in the year are in full swing. This includes an exhibition being prepared by the renowned photographer, Amara Eno, to engage with and celebrate single-parenthood across Scotland. This project is offering …

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New research on flexible working in Scotland

Today Close The Gap published their new report “Flexible working for all? The impact of the right to request regulations in Scotland”. In 2010, the UK Government extended the right to request flexible working regulations to all employees. Close the …

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Julie-Ann MacQueen OBE

Julie-Ann Macqueen OBE, Previous Director of the Scottish Council for Single Parents, died peacefully, in Edinburgh, on June 22, 2019, aged 91 years. Obituary Scotsman Julie-Ann was made Director of the Scottish Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child …

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OPFS Glasgow providing extra support to parents of school-age children

The OPFS Glasgow service has received funding to provide support to single parents who have a school-age child or a child who is starting school. The Financial Inclusion team can support parents in Glasgow to maximise their income and successfully …

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