Accessing the Adoption Support Fund

We spoke to a kinship carer about her experience of successfully applying to the Adoption Support Fund to get counselling for her granddaughter.Read more

Our hopes for 2019

The Grandparents Plus team share their plan and ambitions for 2019.Read more

Set Up a Support Group

Peer support can be invaluable for kinship carers. If you've ever thought about setting up a support group in your area, read this blog for some inspiration.Read more

The Invisible Parents

Kinship care has been shown to have better outcomes for children, but at what cost to their carers?Read more

Financial support for kinship carers

Helen Moody is a solicitor at Ridley and Hall Solicitors. She explains what support kinship carers may be entitled to.Read more

Talking to your children's school about kinship care

Top tips from kinship carers on communicating with teachers and schools.Read more

Kinship Carers Nominated for Local Awards

Two of our amazing Kinship Carer Support Network Members have been nominated for awards in their local communities. I caught up with them to hear what it means to be a kinship carer, and to be recognised for all their hard work.Read more

As a grandparent how can I obtain parental responsibility for my grandchild?

Claire Colbert is a Family Law Partner at Freeths LLP. Read her expert advice on how grandparents can obtain parental responsibility.Read more

I am a kinship carer plus – so they say

'My befriender gave me the chance to offload, clear my head and talk about the people around me'. Alice Taylor shares her experience looking after her grandson, dad and ex-husband. Read her full blog here.Read more

Kinship Care Matters

Guest blog by Lucy Peake, Chief Executive at Grandparents Plus. Read more on how you can get involved and push for change with your local parliamentary candidate.Read more

Reading with children during the school holidays

Guest post by Sasha Davison, marketing manager at BuZZy Friends Productions, creators of the BuZZy Friends children’s rhyming book series written by Michael Walter for children aged 3-5+.Read more

Kinship Care-do you care?

'On reflection, my family made a great number of sacrifices for me. My 16 year old Cousin moved her bedroom into the dining room so I had a place to call my own'. Read Mathew's story on growing up in kinship care.Read more