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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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Employability project – Edinburgh

Edinburgh employability project

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OPFS Edinburgh

OPFS Edinburgh has had a busy Autumn, making the best of the fading weather with our two Saturday Dads’ Clubs. At the end of September the two groups joined up to take a boat out to the Bass Rock in …

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Help from Working Tax Credit to Pay for a Short Period of Childcare

Updated 21 June 2018 Single parents working 16 hours, or more, per week can claim help with registered childcare costs from HMRC. This help is paid as part of working tax credit. The amount you get depends on your circumstances. …

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Edinburgh Dads Club

In partnership with the Gilmerton Early Years Centre, OPFS Edinburgh’s Dads Club (South) continues to be recognised for the great work it does with dads and children each Saturday. Last month, local MSP Ash Denham visited to help us make …

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Edinburgh Lone Fathers Project

Our Edinburgh dads workers have had a fun Autumn, supporting kids and their fathers in lots of ways. For Halloween, we joined forces with Making it Work to have a brilliant party in South Edinburgh with all the families we work …

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Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

What is the benefit cap, and will it affect you?

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New Counselling Service Edinburgh

New counselling service and Positive parenting programme in Edinburgh.

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Who are Concentrix?

HMRC is working with a company called Concentrix to check tax credits claims are correct and up to date.

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Happy Father’s Day from OPFS!

Giving dads a hand One Parent Families Scotland supports single fathers as well as their children throughout Scotland. We understand the challenges that single fathers face, and the importance of fathers to children’s development. We offer practical and emotional support …

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