How can we help you and your family?

Welcome to our support and advice. Our single parent tailored topics and search option offers face-to-face family support services and a wealth of advice and information on various topics.

We also have a new good health and wellbeing service.

Health and wellbeing

We offer a good health and wellbeing support service to single parents and their families.

Includes: Support for you and your family Wellbeing tips Tips to reduce anxiety

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Your benefits

The benefits system has undergone a major change recently. We can help you to understand what benefits you are entitled to.

Includes: Universal credit Benefits in Scotland Disability, sickness and care benefits Scottish Child Payment

Coronavirus and single parent families

A resource for single parent families during the coronavirus crisis

Includes: Your wellbeing during coronavirus Government guidance and resources

Your money

We have a direct money and debt advice service and information and tips about managing money.

Includes: Scottish Child Payment Search for Grants and Food banks Money and debt advice

Support for you

Our local services offer a range of face-to-face services for single parents using a family support model.

Includes: One-to-one support Support for dads Crisis support


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.

Includes: Just separated Your Parenting Plan

Having a baby

This advice includes benefits and other income you may be entitled to when you’re pregnant or just had a baby, taking time off, return to work and more.

Includes: Money when you are expecting, or just had a baby Time off work when pregnant or just had a baby

Your home

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.

Includes: Housing options Cold weather payment Heating your home

Your children

We can help single parents on a range of topics regarding their children, including maintenance, children getting older, one to one support and more.

Includes: Child and parent activities Child contact arrangements Best Start Scotland

Work, training and education

We offer a wide range of support for single parent students. This includes face-to-face employability training and information on further and higher education funding to help make the road to employment and education manageable.

Includes: Employability training Financial help

Face-to-face services

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One Parent Families Scotland local service hubs offer support through a family support model. Our services include one-to-one, parent group support, financial and employability support, and more.

  Dundee   Edinburgh   Falkirk   Glasgow   North Lanarkshire

News updates for single parents

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Our news updates reflect the work of One Parent Families Scotland and the issues affecting single parents today.