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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Making the most of your family budget
We are in a cost of living crisis with inflation the highest it has been for 30 years. Energy, petrol, food and taxes are all rising. We have put together some information and links to help make the most of family budgets.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 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
We have a direct money and debt advice service and information and tips about managing money.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
This information answers some of the questions you may have if you are pregnant or have just had a baby .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
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
Support if you’re a student
We offer a wide range of support for single parent students. This includes information on further and higher education funding to help make the road to employment and education manageable.Learn more
Health and wellbeing
We offer a good health and wellbeing support service to single parents and their families.Learn more
Carolyn is a single mum who lives in Edinburgh with her 4-year-old son.
Carolyn shares her thoughts on the cost-of-living crisis and talks about what changes she would like to see made.
I heard that OPFS is a really good resource for single parents. I went on the website and found out that I may be able to get help getting a laptop, because my laptop had broken.
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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