12 July 2006
For Immediate Use
Banff & Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed a new helpline, launched by OnePlus1, offering information and advice for lone parents in Scotland.
A team of trained advisers, many of whom are lone parents themselves, will be ready to advise on a range of issues, such as Benefits, Childcare, Education/Training, Money, Holidays, Maintenance, Legal Rights, Work and Housing. The Freephone Lone Parent Helpline Number is 0808 801 0323.
Speaking of the new helpline, Mr Stevenson said:
“I am pleased that this new helpline has been launched by OnePlus1 to provide lone parents with a direct means of getting both advice and support.
“The difficulties encountered in being a lone parent are too often overlooked and I hope that this new scheme will encourage people to seek advice when it is most needed.
“Many of the advisors who will be offering assistance on this new helpline are themselves lone parents and are best placed to give support when necessary. I hope that this scheme will flourish and aid those who need it most.
“This service is available from 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday with a late service operating on Wednesday’s till 8pm. Hopefully it will be a big success.”
Wednesday 12 July 2006
12 July 2006