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

  • A look back at 2018

    Time to celebrate a fantastic year for Grandparents Plus, as well as all our supporters, with some highlights from 2018. Read more

  • December News

    It's been a busy and exciting year for Grandparents Plus. We're grateful to all kinship carers, for your continued support, as well as the fantastic job you do raising the children you care for. Read more

  • November News

    Good news about the two child limit on tax credits, a blog to read if you've ever felt alone with the stresses of kinship care, and information on contacting our advice services online. Read more