In line with current government guidance, kinship carer support groups are not currently meeting in person, but some groups are staying in touch via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp.
Please check the ‘online support box’ and search your region.
What is a support group?
Our support groups consist of kinship carers coming together to share stories, support each other, and exchange advice and coping mechanisms. They are a great way to meet other kinship carers and help to reduce loneliness and isolation.
There are a number of friendly support groups operating across the country, some are run by Grandparents Plus and others are independent groups. Select your area from the box below to see if there is a group in your area.
Please complete this form if you:
- would like to set up a support group
- need help with an existing group
- would like us to add a support group to the list
- need help with something else about support groups
If you can’t find a support group near you, or are unable to attend, but would like to connect with kinship carers, you can access our Someone Like Me service. Someone Like Me volunteers support our advisers through the delivery of a telephone peer support service. They understand what you are going through and will offer a listening ear, providing much needed emotional support. If you would like to talk to a Someone Like Me volunteer please complete this form.
For online support groups please check the box below: