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.

Covid-19 UPDATE...

Although our office is closed, OPFS is still working to support single parents across the city. We know that coping with the current crisis is having an impact on families, but we are here to provide support and a listening ear.

Our staff team have been working hard to ensure we can continue to support families with the services that they need during the Coronavirus outbreak, both in terms of practical services and being able to access those services.

- One-to-one support to parents by telephone, text, email, Facebook, Facetime and WhatsApp
- Advice on Universal Credit claims, Benefit Applications, Money Advice and Housing
- Information and advice on money, food, medication, heating and lighting
- Help with crisis applications for fuel, food and essential item items
- Hints and tips on managing your worries
- Ideas for activities you can do at home to keep you and your family occupied
- Up-to-date advice and referrals for access to local services & resources
- Gifting laptops and connectivity to single parent families who are isolated
- We offer webinars and ongoing help to boost digital confidence beyond basic computer use in areas such as employability, specific applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel), Interviewing, Home Schooling etc.

Facebook page is updated regularly with local and national information, please see

You can reach us by calling 0131 556 3899 and leaving a message which will still reach us. You can send a message via Facebook or email us.

WHEN: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

TELEPHONE: 0131 556 3899




TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT Phoneline, Financial Assistance, Benefits Advice

Normal service details...

How can we help you and your family?

Our single parent tailored topics and search option offers a wealth of advice and information on various topics for lone parent families, please see

We also have a new good health and wellbeing service.

Face-to-face services

One Parent Families Scotland local service hubs offer support through a family support model. Our services include one-to-one, parent group support, financial and employability support, and more.

Edinburgh services...

- Help to work or study
- Parenting and family support
- Health and wellbeing
- Crisis support
0 - 1, 1 - 3, 4 - 12, 13 - 16
Days and Times
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
2 York Place, City Centre

North East  North West  South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 556 3899
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 19 August 2020