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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My life and me

Olivia's story, a 22-year-old single mum, based in Glasgow

Olivia shares her experience of transferring from the legacy benefits system to Universal Credit and how the Young Parent Penalty has impacted on her.

"I don’t understand how someone over 25 gets more for being in the same situation that I am. I’m a single parent as much as a 25-year-old is a single parent, we both need to buy the same things."

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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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