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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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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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Take the Scottish Home Play survey today

A survey looking to understand how you and your child spend time playing.

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New Chair of the Board of Directors for OPFS

OPFS are pleased to welcome Jen Paice, Chief Executive of the tenancy deposit scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland, as our new Chair of the Board of Directors.

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Easterhouse single parent personal development programme

A new course for single parents, designed to increase confidence in their skills and experience, running in Easterhouse, Glasgow.

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Single Parent Champions busy raising awareness

Our Single Parent Champions have been very busy these last couple of months, making raising awareness of single parent issues and experiences.

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Free money advice in Glasgow

Free support and advice on money matters, help with debt and managing household finances.

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Keep up to date with Universal Credit

We have produced a new universal credit factsheet with updated rates for April 2015. It contains information on how the new system works and when/where universal credit is rolling out in Scotland.

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OPFS 70th Anniversary Civic Reception & AGM 2014

Come and join us in Edinburgh on 28 November 2014 to celebrate our 70th anniversary and AGM.

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