Category Archives: Services

Appeal for ‘cosy clothes’ for single-parent families in Dundee

OPFS Family Support Services appeals for “cosy clothes” for single-parent families in Dundee. The effort comes as the city continues to face major issues with child poverty. Ann McKenzie, deputy director of the OPFS, said: “The weather is getting colder …

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‘Baby Blether Club’: New Service for families with babies in Dundee

Dundee Family Support Services We have just launched an exciting brand-new service aimed at providing support to families with babies up to the age of one year old, developed by one of our most experienced Family Support Workers. The ‘Baby …

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OPFS Falkirk 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Our Falkirk branch held a Mad Hatters Tea Party to celebrate 30 years of service in Maddiston. We were delighted to welcome around seventy people. Previous and current families accessing the service came along and enjoyed sandwiches and cake. Children …

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Opening of ‘Everyone’s Garden’ at Families House Dundee

Many of the families we engage with are impacted by the effects of poverty. It is well documented that there is a clear correlation between poverty, health inequalities and mental health. Children and young people’s wellbeing can be adversely affected …

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Highlighting our Dundee Employability Service

A Successful Single Parent Story In Dundee, One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is working in partnership with several other organisations across the city to make sure single parents’ journeys on the local employability pipeline into work is as smooth as …

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OPFS celebrating 30 years in Falkirk with Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) in Falkirk it is hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Wednesday 18th July from 1-3pm.  There will be face painting and fun activities for all the family with tea, …

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Do you qualify for help with your electricity bills?

The Warm Home Discount Scheme credits the electricity account of qualifying households with £140. It was introduced by the government in 2011 and will run to 2019. People receiving the Guarantee Credit of Pension Credit will automatically receive it. You …

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Flexible childcare services Aberdeenshire

Inverurie Thank you to Acorn church who are donating £300 to our Inverurie group for additional support needs to help with the costs of outings. One of the young people from our group at Inverurie with additional needs is volunteering …

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Super Hero Day in Dundee

On the 4th of May Families house in Dundee had a Super Hero Day in conjunction with Tay FM and Cash for Kids. There was a “Super Hero Dash” where the children chose to go to the local park, and …

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Transforming Lives

New transforming lives course for young single parents in Lanarkshire.

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