Millions of families rely on grandparents for support.

We're making sure they can handle whatever life brings. We're the national charity working for all families where grandparents play a vital role in the development of their grandchildren.

What is kinship care?

Kinship care can be any situation where a child is living full-time with grandparents or another relative. Find out more.


Author: Maeve Thompson

Providing childcare

With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. Here are some things to think about.


Author: Maeve Thompson

Advice for kinship carers

Not a grandparent? All kinship carers can use our services. Find our advice pages here.




93% of families rely on grandparents for help with childcare. Find out how we support them.


£20 will help us reach another grandparent kinship carer currently struggling alone. Find out how you can help.

Our impact

Last year our advice service supported over 1,700 families.
Help us reach more.

Latest news

  • Kinship Care Celebration Day

    Kinship care families enjoyed a fun days out across the country as part of our annual Kinship Care Celebration Day Read more

  • What if the worst should happen?

    New poll shows British parents want more state support for relatives who'll care if they can't Read more

  • July News

    While the sun's been shining, we've been turning up the heat when it comes to fighting for better support for kinship carers - find out about some of the amazing work carers have been doing alongside us below. Plus your chance to get your kinship care questions answered when our advice team take over the Grandparents Plus Facebook page. Read more