The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address 2 York Place, City Centre
Post Code EH1 3EP
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 556 3899
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  • Advice/Information
  • Children Services
  • Community Development
  • Self Help/Support
  • Single Parent

One Parent Families in Scotland is a national voluntary organisation working to promote supportive services and policies for lone parents and their children.

It’s estimated that there are over 163,000 lone parents with 295,000 children in Scotland.

What We Do

- Encourage and help lone parents to believe in themselves, discover new talents, enter education, training or work and take up new interests.
- Expand opportunities for parents and their children to be positive contributors to Scotland’s growth.
- Provide vital childcare services – allowing parents to work, learn and expand their social networks.
- Use investments by funders and sponsors to create new social capital.­

One Parent Families Scotland has been dedicated to supporting lone parents since 1944. We already play an enormous part in enhancing the lives of parents and children, but we need to do even more – the special challenges we deal with are still there and on the increase.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Lone Parent Helpline 0808 801 0323 More info »
Support & Advice - One-to-one 0131 556 3899 More info »
Support and Advice - Online Resources 0808 801 0323 More info »