Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 08:21
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We provide information for grandparents, families and professionals on contact and residence issues.
* Have you lost or are losing contact with your grandchildren, because of divorce, separation, or other family problems?
* Are you caring for your grandchildren on a full time basis? (Kinship Carer also referred to as Family and Friends Carers)
* Do you have childcare responsibilities for your grandchildren?
* Are you interested in the educational and welfare needs of your grandchildren?
BRINGING UP YOUR GRANDCHILD FULLTIME - KINSHIP CARE
"When our granddaughter was born we were only in our 30’s – concentrating on everyone else took its toll on me." says Sue
The latest figures show there are up to 300,000 children being raised by their grandparents, other family members or friends. We are in daily contact with grandparents who are kinship carers. They tell us how lonely and exhausting it can be. However, we also hear from children about how much they love their grandparents – they know you are giving them a safe and loving home. We are here to help you tackle the problems you may have as you bring up your grandchildren. All our services our confidential. More
"My dream wish is we just want to make peace that’s all we really want to make peace." Anon
Losing contact with grandchildren causes great heartbreak for grandparents. If you have little or no contact with your grandchildren, you are not alone – up to 1 million grandparents are in the same position. We have listened to the grandparents who contact us daily, and our information and advice has been developed to give the tools grandparents need to tackle the complex issue of seeking contact. Share your sadness with us, all our services offer a listening ear and our always confidential. More
"Welfare benefits advice has been amazing" Anon
Worried about benefits, pensions or your income generally? We are the only organisation with a dedicated welfare benefits services,run by expert trained advisors, which specialises in giving welfare advice together with small claims and family holidays for those in need. We have helped those contacting us to claim nearly £280,000 in benefits due to them. Our information and advice has been developed to cover all the major financial and benefits issues experienced by grandparents. More
There are 14 million grandparents in the UK - 1.5 million are aged under 50, 7 million are under 65. Being a grandparent is something that most of us are so proud and privileged of being - for many it is a time of having a child in the family without the responsibility, but with all the pleasure that we may have missed with our own children. Here we are celebrating all grandparents by sharing stories, giving practical advice on things like childcare plus information to help you help your grandchildren and much, much more. More
Grandparents’ Association Professional Membership is open to lawyers and those working in social care. Professionals benefit from the latest news and policy development on all issues concerning grandparenting as well as the opportunity to share good practice through training and development work. Our publications and factsheets can be purchased at reduced rates to give to grandparents you are working with , and our monthly ezine will keep you and your colleagues in touch with key issues such as kinship care and no contact. More
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