Living without a lifeline

Last updated: 11/11/2022

Read One Parent Families Scotland’s report of the crisis facing single parent families in Scotland.

Living without a lifeline is exactly what so many single parents who took part in our research and who reach out to our services every day say they are doing, which is why we chose this as the title for our report.

- Satwat Rehman, OPFS CEO

Feedback from 260 single parents highlights their experiences and priorities, which includes cost of living, family finances, social security, childcare, employment, access to education, mental health and wellbeing, and the ongoing impact of COVID-19.