One Parent Families Scotland

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Separated/Single parent, with the majority of (or significant) care responsibilities for their children


OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families across Scotland. Providing direct frontline support; specialist information and advice tailored to single parents across Scotland; and influence policy change through campaigning. OPFS supports single parents to build on their strengths and attributes to achieve their goals and strengthens single parent families’ wellbeing enabling children to be happy and thrive.

Growing Not Waiting

Stay and Play Sessions for Single Mums and Children living in Temporary Accommodation – One Parent Families Scotland – Are experiencing homelessness or living in temporary accommodation with a child under 5?

If yes, come join our weekly ‘stay and play’ sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, taking place in term time. Enjoy a safe, fun space for your child while meeting other mums and receive tailored support and information. Wednesday group also aims to encourage sensory play/messy play with various activities to differentiate from Tuesday Stay and Play group. We can help with travel costs if needed.

Location: 2 Slateford Green, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 1NE

For more information email call 07770 350951

Childcare Connector Service can help identify childcare, such as nursery, a childminder, after school clubs etc. as well as sort out how to pay for it.

We know how challenging it is to combine work or education with parenting responsibilities. It is discouraging to encounter waiting lists, lack of flexibility and the cost of childcare and we would like to help to overcome these barriers by supporting you to find funding, understand how benefits might be affected and get through the first month when money is tight. We believe that having the right childcare will enable you to reach your goals, achieve financial independence and take an equal part in your community.

For more details, please e-mail or call 0131 556 3899

All Weekdays

Free 1:1 Counselling for Single Parents  – One Parent Families Scotland – Offered face to face or via video call. For more info call 0757 010 6789 or email

1:1 Support for Single Parents – One Parent Families Scotland – Offered face to face (home visit, office, outside safe space) or via video call. For more information on the referral form to access the service contact

Group Work

The organisation conducts various Groupworks for single parents such as Mental Health and Debt related. They run through the year. To inquire about a Groupwork please contact: or 0131 556 3899

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?


Location information

  • Crèche facilities

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Contact Details

2 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
Relationships and Family Life

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