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.
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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Coronavirus information for single parent families
A resource for single parent families during the coronavirus crisis.Learn more
Health and wellbeing
We offer a good health and wellbeing support service to single parents and their families.Learn more
The benefits system has undergone a major change recently. We can help you to understand what benefits you are entitled to.Learn more
We have a direct money and debt advice service and information and tips about managing money.Learn more
Support for you
Through our local teams in Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow and Lanarkshire we offer a range of face-to-face services for single parents using a family support model.Learn more
If you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent it’s important to know what your first steps might be.Learn more
Having a baby
If you are having a baby and will be a single parent you may have a lot of questions about your income, benefits, employment rights and making arrangements with your child’s other parent. This information answers some of the questions you may have when you’re pregnant or have just had a baby .Learn more
Deciding where to live often depends on your income and the choices or options available. Our information includes advice about renting and owning a home.Learn more
We can help single parents on a range of topics regarding their children, including maintenance, children getting older, one to one support and more.Learn more
Mary's story, single mum to four children in Glasgow
Mary talks about her experience of the asylum system, the racism she and her children have faced, and getting support from OPFS.
"If somebody knocked your door you would be afraid the Home Office was coming to get you. When you go out, you will hear stories of people who are just taken, so it was very scary."
Got a question for us? Ask one of our advisers
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.
Unjust immigration policy makes “getting it right for every child” an empty phrase
Reflecting on the experiences of migrant single mothers, One Parent Families Scotland director Satwat Rehman writes about the injustice of the immigration system and the racism of which it is both a symptom and a cause.
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