News & research Latest news A look back at 2018 A message from Lucy Peake, Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus: At the end of 2018 there’s so much to celebrate. At Grandparents Plus we’ve hit amazing milestones: giving one to one support to our 1,000th carer, our advice service identifying over half a million pounds in unclaimed welfare benefits, and opportunities to speak out about kinship care in the pages of national newspapers and to government ministers. We never forget that these are achievements we share with you – our amazing network of kinship carers. Your stories, your sacrifices and your passion fuel our fight for better recognition and support for kinship care families. I’m grateful to every one of you, whether you’ve filled in a survey, attended an event, given up your time as a volunteer or shared our message on social media.I wish you all a happy new year, and look forward to working with you all in 2019.