Grandparent Support wishes to raise awareness of all the issues that contemporary grandparents face, we need your help to circulate our leaflet so that we may help others to help themselves, by setting up support groups tailor made for specific needs, throughout the North West.
What is Grandparent Support?
Grandparent Support is an online and community based support network set up for all grandparents who need support, whether you are raising your grandchildren or you have no contact with them.
Who do we support?
The “Sandwich Generation”
Grandparent Carers & their Families
Alienated Grandparents & their Families
We also welcome other alienated members of the family, from parents or step-parents, brothers and sisters, to aunties, uncles and cousins.
Supporting Alienated Grandparents and their Families
There are over 1 million Grandparents who are alienated from their grandchildren in the UK alone. It is also a worldwide problem.
Alienation can happen for a variety of reasons, including:
If you have been alienated as part of a break-up process, or are no longer in contact with your grandchild for any reason, we can support you with ideas and information on how to move forward. We also have a monthly support group that you can attend.
Supporting Grandparent Carers and their Families
There are up to 300,000 grandparent carers in the UK: grandparents who are bringing up grandchildren that live with them (resident grandchildren).
There are many more that care for their grandchildren while a parent works – some of these grandparents do not even consider themselves grandparent carers!
If you would like to know what help is available in your area or wish to meet up with other grandparent carers, come along to one of our support group meetings.
Supporting the “Sandwich Generation” of Grandparents
The ‘Sandwich Generation’ is a term applied to grandparents who are looking after their grandchildren and taking care of their elderly relatives too.
As our population increases in age and more and more people choose to live independently as they grow older, many grandparents have a dual role of caring for both young and old alike.
This can put increasing pressure on this age group (typically 45-65), many of whom are still working.
We wish to support grandparents who find themselves in this situation, and are finding it increasingly difficult to juggle these responsibilities. Come and join us for support.
Support in your area
If you would like a support group in your area or you are willing to help run one voluntarily, please contact us.
A group can be just once a month, or however frequently your group prefers.
No experience is needed just your time, energy and empathy.
All Volunteers are required to supply up-to-date references and undergo an enhanced DBS (CRB) check.
Contact Grandparent Support
Grandparent Support Ltd.
C/o WhiteMoss Youth & Community Centre, Southdown Crescent, Blackley, Manchester. M9 7DQ
A reply is usually guaranteed within 48hrs.
Find us online:
To download our leaflet click Grandparent Support Manchester Trifold Leaflet