Grandparents Plus is delighted to be one of the coalition of charities chosen by the Department for Education to receive funding to help vulnerable children most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
With £7 million of funding from the Department for Education, the partnership of charities and local community groups, led by Barnardo’s will work to provide solutions to the challenges facing children and families that may have been exacerbated by the unique circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
This funding will aim to reach those children and families who are not in contact with children’s services, and the support provided to them will aim to prevent their needs from escalating.
Lucy Peake, Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus said:
“We’re delighted to receive a grant to support kinship families who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. We will be extending our services to offer tailored advice and information, intensive one-to-one and peer support, and digital skills support so carers can get online. As the lockdown has progressed, new issues are emerging for kinship families. We’re so pleased to be able to offer more of them the holistic and responsive support they need at this time.”
You can read the Department for Educations press release here.