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

Groundbreaking project reaches 500th kinship carer

Support groups in the North East have helped the Relative Experience Programme reach a new milestone – supporting its 500th carer.Read more

New Year bonus for family and friend carers raising children in the UK

National charity Grandparents Plus has been awarded £250,000 by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support some of the country’s most vulnerable families.Read more

Paul and Sue Rutherford have won their appeal over the bedroom tax

Grandparents Plus welcomes the news that kinship carers Paul and Sue Rutherford have won their appeal over the bedroom tax."We are delighted to hear that grandparent carers Paul and Sue Rutherford have won their case in the Supreme Court".Read more

North East’s kinship carers gather to celebrate groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking project supporting grandparents and other family members who are raising a relative’s child (as ‘kinship carers’) across the North East of England was celebrated at an event in Newcastle yesterday, ahead of a new bid to expand the project across the country.Read more

Grandparents Plus welcomes proposals in the Children and Social Work Bill

Grandparents Plus welcomes proposals in the Children and Social Work Bill to improve support for looked after children and calls for support to be extended to children growing up in kinship care.Read more

Let’s not forget the hidden army of kinship carers

‘Let’s not forget the hidden army of kinship carers’ Grandparents Plus comments on new figures released by Age UK.Read more

Grandparents Plus welcomes the Government announcement on Special Guardianship Orders

Grandparents Plus welcomes the Government announcement on Special Guardianship Orders. “We welcome the Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson’s announcement to strengthen the assessment framework for Special Guardianship Orders and improve support to special guardians and children".Read more

Grandparents Plus responds to Prime Minister’s statement to speed up adoption process

We welcome the Government’s announcement to remove unnecessary delays from the adoption system. No-one wants to see children in temporary placements when they could be living with a family who are committed to them for the whole of their lives.Read more