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.Watch our latest video
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.
Health and wellbeing
We offer a mental 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
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
Work, training and education
We offer a range of support including face to face employability training and further and higher education to help make the road to employment and education manageable.Learn more
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."
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.
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