Your monthly update with news from our ongoing work with the Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce, local kinship carers getting the recognition they deserve, plus how you can get involved through volunteering or sharing your story.

Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce

As part of our ongoing work with the Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce, we held a meeting for frontline social workers to speak to MPs about the kind of support kinship carers need.

The Taskforce are starting to build a picture of what good support for kinship carer will look like. Take our poll to tell us how you see the role of kinship carers.

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Help us make a difference

Do you feel that kinship carers deserve more support? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of kinship care families? Can you spare a few hours each month?

If the answer is yes, have you thought about becoming a Grandparents Plus volunteer? We have a number of volunteer roles available on a flexible basis that suits you.

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Recognising kinship carers in the community

Last month two of our kinship carers were finalists in The Glass Slipper Awards, which recognises remarkable women from the North East of England. Jane and Sandra (both pictured) were nominated in the Unsung Hero category and the Remarkable Woman category. They are both support group leaders, being recognised for the amazing work they do in their communities to support other kinship carers like them.

We know how hard they work, and it's amazing to see them recognised and celebrated for their commitment to kinship care.

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Raising kinship carer voices

'A story that is raw, powerful, shocking, a gut punch that stops you in your tracks, that stays with you forever.'

Read our Chief Executive Lucy's latest blog on the impact of kinship carers sharing their experiences.

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