Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:00
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25 March 2013 - Carmarthen Grandparents' Association boosted by Bank's Donation
29 October 2012 - New APP for Grandparents launches at House of Commons
The UK’s leading grandparents charity – The Grandparents’ Association revealed its new APP at a House of Commons launch event to mark the celebration of its 25th anniversary.
The new digital application will support the charity’s awareness raising efforts, across digital platforms, and not just amongst grandparents who require the services and support on offer.
A number of MPs and childcare industry stakeholders attended the event, which took place at The House of Commons on Monday 29th October, including MP Robert Halfon and former children’s minister MP Tim Loughton, amongst others.
Lynn Chesterman, CEO of The Grandparents’ Association is delighted to have launched the new APP. She said:
“Our audience is increasingly using mobile devices and we wanted an application which will reach more users of our services. Also fundraising is becoming more of a struggle every month, so we have to look at new and innovative ways that we can boost our efforts. This new digital platform is not only a great way to celebrate our 25th anniversary, but it is also expected to raise awareness amongst grandparents and the millions of people in the UK who support the rights of grandparents.” More
12 September 2012 - NW4 - NEW JEWISH GROUP for No Contact Grandparents
The Grandparents Association together with one of their members is setting up a Jewish Support Group in London. First meeting to be held in Hendon on September 12th.
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22 June 2012 - The Kinship Care Alliance (KCA) responds to the change to welfare benefits for kinship carers who look after children unable to live with their parents.
The Grandparents' Association as part of the Kinship Care Alliance welcomes the announcement by Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, of a year’s exemption from conditionality under Universal Credit for grandparents, older siblings, aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends (kinship) carers who are taking on the responsibility for bringing up children who are unable to live with their parents.
11 June 2012 - Grandparents in Kensington & Chelsea, and Islington get new access to support with grandchildren
The Grandparents’ Association is launching a pilot project to reach out to grandparents in Kensington & Chelsea and in Islington who provide childcare or are raising their grandchildren. The Association’s mission is to improve the lives of children by supporting relationships between grandparents and grandchildren and this project will work to improve grandparents access to services already available – and to see how any needs not being met can be addressed. More
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