Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. 

Around 200,000 children are being raised by family members (kinship carers) because their parents are unable to look after them, most commonly due to parental drug and alcohol misuse, ill health, imprisonment and death. Kinship children have often suffered trauma and neglect, yet despite their complex needs and the financial, practical and emotional strain for family members who step in to care for them, kinship carers are too often invisible, unsupported and isolated.

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will enable Grandparents Plus to reach more kinship carers, and through their advice service to help them find the support they need.
 

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