One Parent Families Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland is Scotland’s national single parent organisation. OPFS provides expert information, advice & family support, along with training activities, work preparation programmes & flexible childcare, tailored to the needs of single parents.
OPFS model of transformational change has co-production at the centre by involving single parents as volunteers, peer mentors and as members of the board. Involving Single Parents in ways that recognise their different needs, experiences, concerns, knowledge, interests and abilities is central to our work. OPFS encourages and enables single parents to believe in themselves, enter employment, training or education and take up new opportunities. OPFS also delivers vital childcare services – giving children high quality care and learning experiences as well as allowing parents to work, learn, and take part in training.
OPFS works with some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised parents. Our transformational approach enables single parents to increase their self-esteem, confidence and skills, increasing access to employment, training and education. OPFS programmes raise participants’ aspirations and expectations – giving them the desire, confidence and skills to change their lives and support to challenge the structural barriers that prevent them from achieving their potential.
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