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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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Mental Health First Aid

Eight single parents from the Glasgow Hub were awarded their certificates for attending our most recent Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course. The course helps to remove stigma and fear around mental health and gives participants confidence in approaching and …

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Community Choices in Castlemilk

OPFS and Ardenglen Housing Association in Glasgow have been awarded funding through the Scottish Government Community Choices Fund to work with parents and children to innovate solutions to the Cost of the School Day, using a participatory budgeting model. We …

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Closure of Glasgow Jobcentres

OPFS believes that closure of half of Glasgow’s job centres will have a devastating impact on parents who rely on the service, particularly single parents, and will negatively impact the aim of supporting people into employment. This will cause huge …

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Young Parent Information Hub – Glasgow

New advice and information hub for young single parents in Maryhill, Glasgow

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Drop in sessions for single parents in Glasgow

New Friday drop in for single parents in Cranhill, Glasgow.

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OPFS celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2016

We celebrated the work of our wonderful volunteers during Volunteers’ Week 2016 by having a celebratory afternoon tea and Meet The Staff sessions.

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Glasgow drop-in sessions for single parents

Single parents are invited to drop in for tea/coffee and meet other parents in an informal, supportive setting.

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Proud Single Parents campaign targets stereotypes and stigma

#ProudSingleParents social media campaign has being launched by Opfs to celebrate the diversity, skills and proud moments about being a single parent. Thus challenging the stigma that many single parents have reported to have experienced. We want people and policy makers to reconsider the stereotypes portrayed about single parents being teenagers and scroungers.

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A Marks & Start work placement success story

The success story of one of our Marks & Start work placement programme participants.

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