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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Tips and advice for parents
Making the most of your family budget
The cost of living is impacting families up and down the country. Energy, petrol, food and taxes are all rising while income, for many, remains the same. We have put together some information and links to help you make the most of your family’s budget. Please note that our Budgeting and Debt Planner is currently […]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
Expecting a baby in Scotland? You may qualify for the Pregnancy and Baby Payment, a one-time payment of £707 for your first child and £353.65 for subsequent children to help you prepare for the arrival. To be eligible, you must be receiving certain benefits or tax credits, or have a household income below a certain […]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
Transforming child maintenance: Chloe's story
Chloe has two children and started using the Child Maintenance System after she separated from her children’s dad due to domestic abuse.
My children's dad runs a successful Ltd company with two offices, many members of staff, company cars and a long history of high income. Yet for the first two years he managed to get away with paying based upon minimum wage only.
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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