We want to hear from you

We’re launching our yearly State of the Nation Survey to give us a better picture of what it’s like to be a kinship carer in 2018, and to gather evidence of the challenges of kinship care and how you could be better supported. Your answers are so important to the work we do at Grandparents Plus. They shape our strategy, support our bids for funding, and help us make headline news. With your help, we can continue to work for better support for kinship carers.

Please take 10 minutes to fill out the survey so we can continue to put the experiences and voices of kinship carers at the centre of what we do.
Take the survey

'Grandparents Plus is there for you'

We teamed up with People’s Postcode Lottery to make this great new film about kinship care. Our lovely volunteers Sandra and Russell Beck, and their amazing grandson Leon, share their experiences of kinship care and Grandparents Plus.

Watch the video

Take some time for you

Our self-care for kinship carers masterclass in London last week was a huge success. Kinship carers spent the day hearing about the unique challenges of raising kinship children, and why stress management and taking time to care for yourself is so important. They left with practical tips to help ‘give your children the best of you, not just what’s left of you.’ If you’re interested in coming along, our next masterclass in in Manchester on 7th June. Places are limited, so book now.

Book your place

It's time for your child to have their say

Current research on kinship care is lacking the opinions of children, which is something Paul Shuttleworth, a PhD researcher from Sussex University, wants to change. He’s gathering children’s views to better inform government policy and professional practice, and looking for young people, aged 5-16, to take part in his study. If you think your children have important things to say about their experience of living with family and friends, contact Paul to take part.

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