Grandparent & Kinship Carer stories

Share your story in the media

Your story could make a big difference.  Many grandparents or family and friends carers in a situation similar to yours will find comfort in knowing they are not alone. Others might come forward for help to Grandparents Plus. The Government might take more notice of the issue.

We need grandparents and family and friends carers from all areas of the UK, who would be interested in giving interviews for TV, newspapers, magazines and radio.

We want to hear from grandparents and family and friends carers who:

  • Provide a lot of childcare to enable their own children to go to work
  • Are the full-time carers of children who are not their own.

The media often approach us for suitable case studies, so we’re always looking to expand our database.

If you would like to be a Grandparents Plus case study please get in touch by emailing


Real Stories

Tony & Christine’s story: Keep Families Together

This is the story of Tony and his wife Christine who have been raising Christine’s granddaughter Hollie since birth due to her mother’s drug and alcohol misuse. The couple have never received any financial support for looking after Hollie apart from child benefit and child tax credit. Despite the very difficult relationship with Hoolie’s mother they receive no support with managing contact.


Brian & Kathleen’s story: Keep Families Together

This is the story of Brian and Kathleen who have been raising their 3 grandchildren, Sophie, Caitlan and Harry. Their story highlights the predjudice Brian and Kathleen as older grandparents face when applying for guardianship and the heavy financial costs that are involved.


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