Kinship is the new name for Grandparents Plus. And it's here for all kinship carers. The grandparents and siblings, the aunts and uncles, the family friends who step up to raise children when their parents aren't able to.
It is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. It offers kinship carers financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. Its expert advice, information and guidance helps with complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make. It's always there to support them through difficult times and celebrate the good.
Kinship carers are strong and determined. Together, they are powerful. The charity helps them build communities of support and action by connecting families locally and across England and Wales.
It is at the heart of kinship networks, partnering with and influencing service providers, local and national government and other organisations. It gives everything it has to fight for each family and their rights, changing society until every kinship family is recognised, valued and supported.
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will enable Kinship to reach more kinship carers, and through their advice service to help them find the support they need.