One Parent Families Scotland



Charities call for emergency increase in child benefit

More than 40 of Scotland’s leading children's charities, faith groups, trade unions, community groups and anti-poverty organisations have joined civic organisations from across the UK to call on the Chancellor to increase child benefit by £10 a week per child to help families through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Published 8 April 2020

Thenue to tackle fuel poverty head on with new advice initiative

Thenue Housing has announced a new link-up which will deliver advice to hundreds of tenants to help them save money and keep their homes warm.

Published 7 March 2018

Participatory budgeting comes to Ardenglen

Initially developed in Brazil, participatory budgeting (PB) is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements.

Published 28 March 2017

Women ‘hit hardest by welfare reform’, warn MSPs

Women are being hit hard on multiple fronts by changes to the benefits system, according to a report published by Holyrood’s Welfare Reform Committee.

Published 6 July 2015

Lone parents, disabled women and refugees ‘impacted most’ by benefit sanctions

Calls for new welfare at Holyrood to be used to redress some the “devastating” impacts of benefit sanctions on women will be heard by MSPs today.

Published 2 June 2015