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Community Connections – Briefing Papers

Draft briefings from the Community Connections Project

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Social Impact Report – Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

The availability of childcare to help parents into work and training is vital in tackling child poverty. But childcare affordability and flexibility are major barriers facing single parents who want to take up work or get qualifications, with the quality of childcare an associated concern.

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Social Impact Report – Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

If you are a single parent on a zero-hours contract how can you get reliable childcare when you need it, and which doesn’t leave you worse off? How do you pay for childcare in order to retrain for work or for better …

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Scottish Government Child Poverty Delivery Plans – Single Parents Views

To contribute to the Scottish Governments Child Poverty Delivery Plans OPFS undertook an on-line and
paper-based survey on single views on the impact of poverty and what they felt government
should prioritise.

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CPAG / OPFS Benefit Cap – Impact in Scotland Report

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) and Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG)  have published a new report today on the the impact of the lower Benefit Cap which was introduced in November 2016 to £20,000 per annum (£13,400 for single people without children). …

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OPFS Briefing: Universal Credit: Single Parents – Gender Issues

Universal Credit is a new benefit that is replacing many of the current benefits and tax credits. It is for individuals and families of working age whether they are in work or not working.

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OPFS Briefing: Participatory Budgeting

A recent Community Choices Project, funded by Scottish Government, held its Participatory Budgeting event for parents and children from two primary schools in Castlemilk. Over 170 Parents, families and children attended.

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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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OPFS Survey Results: Single Parents and Further Education (2015)

Why are so few single parents entering education? Our survey into single parents and further education threw up a few surprises.

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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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