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

New project launched to help kinship care families get active in Teesside

We're delighted to be launching a new project to help kinship care families get active in Teesside.Read more

Kinship Care Celebration Day

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

What if the worst should happen?

New poll shows British parents want more state support for relatives who'll care if they can'tRead 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

June News

This month we're celebrating #VolunteersWeek and we've got some exciting new roles for you. Plus our survey is still open, giving you the chance to have your say on kinship care.Read more

May News

It's time to tell us about your experience of kinship care in our annual State of the Nation Survey. Plus tickets to a self-care masterclass and a look at life for kinship carers Sandra and Russell.Read more

New funding to support kinship carers announced!

We’re delighted that Grandparents Plus has been selected to take part in the Connected Communities Innovation Fund to continue our work supporting and empowering kinship carers.Read more

Response to LGSCO Report on Special Guardianship Support

Grandparents Plus welcomes the report published today by the Local Government Ombudsman.Read more

New Survey Highlights Financial Hardship Facing Kinship Carers

A new survey of over 500 kinship carers – grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members and friends who’ve taken on care of children who aren’t able to live with their parents – has revealed that as many as 94% say caring has caused financial hardship, despite many stepping in to keep children out of the local authority care system.Read more

Kinship Connected launching in eight London boroughs

We're excited to be launching our new support service for kinship carers, Kinship Connected, in a quarter of London boroughs.Read more

March News

Our monthly update with interviews from two award nominated kinship carers, and how to book your place at our Masterclasses.Read more

New Milestone for Kinship Care Advice Line

Our advice line for kinship carers is celebrating a milestone this week, having now helped over 7,500 families.Read more

New service launched for local authorities supporting kinship carers

We’re delighted to announce our new kinship care support service for local authorities is now available to be commissioned.Read more

Grandparents Plus response to the Foster Care in England Review

Grandparents Plus welcomes the focus on achieving permanent homes for children who can’t live with their parents represented throughout the Foster Care in England review.Read more

National Conference Shines Light on Kinship Care

We welcomed over 100 kinship carers, professionals, academics and charity representatives to our national kinship care conference last week.Read more

Join us at our Reimagining Kinship Care Conference

Grandparents Plus and Family Lives are pleased to present our Reimagining Kinship Care Conference which will address the urgent need to focus attention on kinship care.Read more

Vote for us in the Aviva Community Awards!

We need your votes to help us win £25,000 towards helping kinship carers in the North East.Read more

Intergenerational walking routes launched for Grandparents Day

We've teamed up with the Ramblers to offer a series of intergenerational walking routes this Grandparents Day.Read more

New campaign launched to raise awareness of kinship care

We've launched a new campaign with Family Lives to raise awareness of the 200,000 children in kinship care.Read more

1m working mothers relying on grandparents to help with childcare

We're calling for more support for grandparents, as our new poll shows that 93% of families receive some kind of help with childcare.Read more

New programme to help isolated kinship carers launches

The Relative Experience Programme launches in North London, thanks to National Lottery funding through the Big Lottery Fund.Read more

Emma Lewell-Buck MP visits carers taking part in groundbreaking project

Shadow minister for children and families Emma Lewell-Buck MP paid a visit to one of the country’s most underrepresented carer groups at a meeting in her constituency.Read more