Glasgow single parents voice their opinions
Eleven single parents from OPFS, including some of the Lone Parent Advisory group, have been taking part in focus groups with Poverty Alliance, as part of the European ReInvest programme. Sharing their experiences of austerity crisis over the last 10 years, from capability and human rights perspectives. They are the only group in Scotland to be part of this exciting project, and results will be compared with 13 other European countries.
The Lone Parent Advisory group had the opportunity to voice their opinions on the impact of austerity to single parent families at the Scottish Parliament as part of the launch of Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) report, hosted by Mark McDonald MSP, attended by Aileen Campbell MSP (Minister of Children and Young People) and Cara Hilton MSP (Shadow Minister for Children and Young People).
Oxfam, in partnership with the University of Warwick, have consulted OPFS single parents on their opinions of what makes ‘decent’ work. A full report will follow shortly, and some of the information will be used to develop a Lone Parent Proofing Toolkit that can be used by employers, and services to work towards becoming more single parent friendly.
For more information on this programme contact:
Email Marissa Costello, or call 07500 947830.