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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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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.

Posted in Features, News, Stigma | 7 Comments

Take the Scottish Home Play survey today

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

Posted in Childcare, General issues, Health and wellbeing, News | Comments Off on Take the Scottish Home Play survey today

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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Changes to the benefit system starting in April 2016

From April 2016, there will be a number of changes introduced to the benefit system that will affect single parent families in Scotland. Find out how these might affected you.

Posted in General issues, Housing, Lone Parent Helpline, Money, News, Work | 2 Comments

Supporting Children and Fathers: January update

Our five projects supporting single and contact dads continue to do great work locally and nationally.

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Us Together dads’ and kids’ summer round-up

A round-up of the activities that our dads services got up to this summer across Scotland.

Posted in Edinburgh Dads' Club, Supporting Scotland’s Children & Their Fathers (Dundee), Supporting Scotland’s Children & Their Fathers (Edinburgh), Supporting Scotland’s Children & Their Fathers (Falkirk), Supporting Scotland’s Children & Their Fathers (North Lanarkshire) | Comments Off on Us Together dads’ and kids’ summer round-up

Press: Scotland Bill criticised over lack of key social security powers

In its evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee on the ‘Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland’, OPFS says that it is disappointed that the Scotland Bill would “limit the Scottish Parliament’s ability to develop newly devolved powers in an autonomous way”.

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