Kinship Connected is an independent advice and support service set up by Family Lives and Grandparents Plus.
These two organisations are dedicated to offering help to grandparents and other family members who are raising children whose parents are unable to care for them. Kinship Connected offer a range of ways to receive support – you can choose any of the following:
Individual support - a Grandparents Plus representative will visit you, listen to your concerns and see how best Kinship Connected can help.
Drop-in coffee mornings – local experienced kinship carer who can give you advice and support.
Local support groups – Special Guardians can meet in a safe place to share concerns and meet other families in a similar position.
Befriending service – Three month dedicated support by a team of trained volunteers.
Campaign for change – the Grandparents Plus Support Network campaign for improved rights for kinship carers locally and nationally – you can join for free.
Contact the Kinship Connected team today on 0300 123 7015
As a special guardian in the North London Consortium area, you are entitled to services provided by Kinship Connected. Talk to your local special guardianship social worker.