Category Archives: Press Releases

Single Parent Charity Moves to new Headquarters

This Friday Malcolm Chisholm, previous MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith and MP for Edinburgh Leith, will officially open the new headquarters of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) at 2, York Place in Edinburgh. OPFS is Scotland’s national single parent …

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‘Hike for Mike’ on West Highland Way

Michael Philbin was a doting father of two daughters. So, when he started working for local charity Edinburgh Lone Fathers Project (run by One Parent Families Scotland) he brought lots of first hand knowledge and empathy about how important fathers …

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Parents help design Scotland‘s new Social Benefit

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, met single parents today who have been involved in using their own personal experience of the UK benefits system to help make sure the new Scottish …

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Vital life-line for Lanarkshire Single Dads receives a £10k boost

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) Lanarkshire service has received an award of £10k from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland towards vital services for single dad’s and kids in North Lanarkshire. OPFS say their ‘Dads R Us’ Hub gives dads …

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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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Scotland in European Collaboration to Engage Employers to Support Single Parents in the Workplace

In Scotland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Ireland, new programmes promote work-family balance to support parents to enter and stay in employment. (Dublin, 20 June 2018) One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) – Scotland’s largest national single parent organisation – has …

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Out Now! New Dates for free training on Universal Credit & Single Parents

Benefits across the UK are changing. Most means-tested benefits are being abolished and rapidly replaced with universal credit. This transformation will affect most single parents so One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is offering free training to practitioners in Scotland on …

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Universal Credit: Help for Single Parents to Navigate Claiming the new Benefit

With four more local authority areas in Scotland about to experience the roll-out of Universal Credit, One Parent Families Scotland have issued a factsheet for single parents who may be about to claim universal credit, are already getting it or …

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Scottish Government Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan – OPFS Response

The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act, which aims to reduce child poverty to less than 10% by 2030, says the Scottish Government must prepare a “delivery plan” which sets out the measures that aim to achieve the child poverty targets. Responding …

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Campaigners welcome Scottish Child Poverty Bill

Members of the End Child Poverty (ECP) coalition in Scotland have welcomed the introduction of a new Bill aimed at eradicating the scandal of child poverty in Scotland. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, which will now be considered by MSPs, …

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