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 approach. Find out how we can help and follow the links to our local offices to learn more and get in touch with one of our friendly advisers.
Having someone to talk to can relieve the pressures of everyday life. We are here to listen and support you in finding answers to help you and your family.
Groups, community hubs and activities
Being a parent on your own can be lonely at times. Meet other single parents at our family days or parent only groups.
Employability and learning
Thinking about getting a job, studying or taking up training as a single parent can feel overwhelming at times. Find out more about the employability and learning support offered by our local services.
Our advisers will provide you with support, advice and information to help you to navigate the welfare system and ensure you receive what you are entitled to.
Support for dads
As a single father, you will share the same feelings as any other parent. Find out more about the support for dads offered by our local services.
Support for young parents
All our local services can work with young parents, while in Glasgow and Lanarkshire we have a dedicated Young Parents Worker and Young Parents Hub. At the Hub you can meet other young parents who are in a similar situation as you.
Children’s support and childcare
Our project staff in Falkirk can offer one-to-one support to children or work with the parent and child together to overcome difficulties within the family home or in school.
We know that for many single parents trying to make ends meet in difficult circumstances, things can happen that you don’t expect.
Funeral Support Payment
This a new payment available to people in Scotland, who are on certain benefits or tax credits, and need support to meet the costs of a funeral.
News updates for single parentsView all news
Our news updates reflect the work of One Parent Families Scotland and the issues affecting single parents today.
First Steps Young Parents Project
OPFS celebrated 75 years in 2019
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.
OPFS Glasgow providing extra support to parents of school-age children
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.