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Even It Up

Why you should care about unpaid care work

21/01/2020

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Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report reveals the scale of global inequality linked to care work, ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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Carer’s allowance supplement Scotland

20/01/2020

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The Scottish Government is paying a supplement to people in receipt of carer’s allowance.

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Out of School Care in Scotland – Plans for the Future

16/01/2020

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The Scottish Government have published a draft framework on out of school care for consultation.

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How universal credit is calculated

06/01/2020

Blog

Universal credit is made up of different amounts called elements. These elements are added together to give you a maximum amount of universal credit.

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Warm home discount scheme

03/01/2020

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Many energy suppliers are now accepting applications for the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

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OPFS celebrated 75 years in 2019

15/12/2019

Blog

To celebrate OPFS 75th Anniversary year we collaborated with photographer Amara Eno to create a body of work called The 25 Percent, which explores the lives of single parent families in Scotland.

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OPFS Glasgow providing extra support to parents of school-age children

13/12/2019

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The OPFS Glasgow service has received funding to provide support to single parents who have a school-age child or a child who is starting school.

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What is Kinship Care?

05/12/2019

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Sometimes a child will go to live full-time with an aunt, uncle, grandparent or a family friend when they can’t live with their parents.

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What is a sanction?

05/12/2019

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A sanction is a penalty imposed on you by the Department for Work and Pensions if you don’t meet the requirements you agreed to in your claimant commitment.

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