Changing lives, challenging poverty

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

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Support and advice for single parents

Our single parent topics and search offers face to face family support services, a wealth of advice and information on various topics, as well as a new mental health and wellbeing service.

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My life and me

Suzanne's story, single mum of two

My confidence is so much better from dealing with One Parent Families Scotland and them helping me look into work because I would never have thought of some of the jobs I could have done. We don’t set out in life to become single parents and when you see other people in that situation, you know you’re not alone. 

"I think there’s always a wee bit of stigma that single parents are single parents because they don’t want to work and they just want to be on benefits."

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We have experienced advisers available to answer questions that matter to you, on topics such as our services, money matters, your children, universal credit and much more. You can also browse the answers we gave to previous questions on our board.

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Challenge Poverty Week 2020


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Single Parent Families Donation Appeal: Coronavirus Response

Your donation will help with practical, financial and emotional support for single parents and their children is more urgent than ever before. With your help, we can make sure that families are not alone and that parents can support their children to thrive during this difficult time.

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