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Free Interpreting Available on OPFS Lone Parent Helpline

Do you know any single parents seeking an interpreter to equally access telephone advice? Many single parents seeking advice would like to use an interpreter because English is not their first language. One Parent Families are pleased to announce that …

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The Claimant Commitment

Claiming universal credit and the claimant commitment

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How universal credit is paid

Your payment of universal credit depends on your circumstances and your income in each complete assessment period. The assessment period for universal credit is one month.

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Benefits when your children get older

Benefits and tax credit changes when your children leave education or start university.

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Universal Credit

Updated 29 July 2019 What is Universal Credit? Universal credit or UC is a new benefit that has been introduced to simplify the current benefit system. It replaces 6 of the existing benefits that you can, or may already get because …

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Help to pay your mortgage

Support for mortgage interest loans

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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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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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It is with deep sadness that we must announce the death of Susan Rew, who passed away on Friday 12th February

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of the much admired Susan Rew, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday 12th February

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