Grandparents Plus is the only charity working for families where grandparents play a vital role in the development of their grandchildren. We provide expert, confidential advice and practical support when it’s needed the most, putting us at the heart of family networks throughout England and Wales. We campaign for a better deal for grandparents who raise children, and our influential research and policy work makes us a trusted partner for local authorities and other charities.

Our vision

A Britain where all grandparents are celebrated and supported in the role they play in the lives of their families, in their grandchildren's wellbeing and in wider society.

Why we exist

  • To help ensure that children in difficult family circumstances receive the care they need from a family member
  • To support grandparents when they care for grandchildren – whether that is raising a grandchild, or providing child care – when they want to
  • To support the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren
  • To recognise and celebrate the role of grandparents in the family and wider society

Our story