Category Archives: Press Releases

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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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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Elaine C Smith Backs OPFS Christmas Appeal

Appeal launched to ensure every child in a single parent family in Scotland has a happy Christmas. One of Scotland’s favourite comediennes, Elaine C Smith, has again backed the One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) “12 Weans of Christmas” appeal following …

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Single Parent Charity Moves to new Headquarters

This Friday Malcolm Chisholm, previous MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith and MP for Edinburgh Leith, will officially open the new headquarters of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) at 2, York Place in Edinburgh. OPFS is Scotland’s national single parent …

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‘Hike for Mike’ on West Highland Way

Michael Philbin was a doting father of two daughters. So, when he started working for local charity Edinburgh Lone Fathers Project (run by One Parent Families Scotland) he brought lots of first hand knowledge and empathy about how important fathers …

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Parents help design Scotland‘s new Social Benefit

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, met single parents today who have been involved in using their own personal experience of the UK benefits system to help make sure the new Scottish …

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Vital life-line for Lanarkshire Single Dads receives a £10k boost

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) Lanarkshire service has received an award of £10k from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland towards vital services for single dad’s and kids in North Lanarkshire. OPFS say their ‘Dads R Us’ Hub gives dads …

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OPFS celebrating 30 years in Falkirk with Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) in Falkirk it is hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Wednesday 18th July from 1-3pm.  There will be face painting and fun activities for all the family with tea, …

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Scotland in European Collaboration to Engage Employers to Support Single Parents in the Workplace

In Scotland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Ireland, new programmes promote work-family balance to support parents to enter and stay in employment. (Dublin, 20 June 2018) One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) – Scotland’s largest national single parent organisation – has …

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