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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.

How are you today?
My life and me

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.

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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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