Coronavirus is pushing kinship carers to breaking point. Families are struggling with day-to-day costs, carers are worried about coping as schools remain closed and, as an older group caring for children, they are fearful of falling ill.
Right now, our dedicated team of advice and project workers are doing all they can to give kinship carers the support they need to get through this crisis. But we need your help to do more. Please donate today to help us help vulnerable families.
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“When families are at crisis point it is good to be able to talk to people who understand what we are going through and are able to offer clear, concise advice.”Kinship carer
The Government recommendation is social distancing for people aged over 70. However, kinship carers are vulnerable – over half are grandparents, many have underlying health conditions and are already isolated.
They are telling us they’re worried. How do they balance keeping themselves safe and caring for children? They cannot simply stay inside. They are having heartbreaking conversations about what will happen if they fall ill, or in the worst case scenario, are no longer here to look after their children.
Our advice service is open now and operating at maximum capacity to support the increasing number of kinship carers who are turning to us for help.
We’re working hard to make sure that kinship carers are able to access vital information and emotional support. We’re determined to be there for kinship carers who need us, but we need your support.
Please donate what you can so that our we can provide vital information and advice to kinship carers during this worrying time.