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Past News & Events > Visit from Grandparents Plus - 8th October 2013

Susannah & Gail from Grandparents Plus visited today.  It was a very useful morning.


Although we were aware of a number of things that the organisation does to support Grandparents & family members like us (known as Kinship Carers), including the Fun Days at Gullivers in 2012 & 2013 and the quarterly newsletter, which can be downloaded from the website, it was really beneficial to hear of some of their plans for the future.  These included plans of trying to 'match’ people in the same areas.

We also heard that they are also thinking that Grandparents Plus can let other Grandparent & Kinship members, associated with them, network with our group, within both Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.  This would be a huge help to us as we are always trying to encourage new members.  Gail also left us information about the benefits for which we can claim.

We heard that there is a networking event planned for March 2014, which will probably be held in London.  This will contain a selection of interesting workshops, which will cover such things as:

All these ‘tick a lot of boxes’.  Watch this website for more information on this event.


We also purchased copies of ‘The Kinship Care Guide for England’ which can be ordered by clicking here.