Grandparents have a unique position within the family, and are relied upon by millions of families across the UK.  We work with grandparents to tackle some of life’s most common family challenges, helping them to play active parts in the lives of their grandchildren.

Advice and information

We provide advice and information to grandparents in all kinds of situations, whether they’re having to take on care of children full-time (as kinship carers) or are struggling to see them


We put together the latest research on the roles grandparents are playing in family life, including helping working families by providing childcare.  We also do the largest yearly survey of grandparents and other family members who are kinship carers.  Read our latest research reports here.

Speaking up for grandparents

As the only national charity for grandparents, we speak up for them on issues that affect them.  Whether it’s raising the retirement age or asking for flexible working hours, we’re making sure grandparents have a voice.