Have a Heart, it’s Christmas

I have crocheted a heart and placed it on my tree to remind all those parents who are responsible to maintain and nourish familial relationships this season you can join in the PAS Campaign by following @fatherscontact & @Pas_amanda on twitter

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Here’s how you crochet a heart………. thanks to @BellaCoco

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Grandparents Event in North Manchester

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Are you an older person ( not just for grandparents) with time on your hands or time to spare? Do you wish to share a skill or even some stories with the younger generation? Do you wish to feel more connected in your community? Then come along and have a natter, a cuppa and some yummy cake! Click on the link below and find out more!

Grandparents Day Event 26th June 2015

As Manchester prepares for ‘devolution’, We urge the powers that be, to revolutionise their thinking.

Greater Manchester £6bn NHS budget devolution begins in April

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31656313

In April the region’s 10 councils and health groups will take over £6bn allocated for health and social care, with full powers being devolved a year later.

We urge all local councils health and social care workers, clinical commissioning groups et al to watch the following presentation the next 15 minutes could help you make a positive change!

Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

 

UK children suffered sex abuse on ‘industrial scale’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31691061

Call your parents, call your children, practise forgiveness & move forward.

Alienation is in the news more and more, parental alienation and now even grandparent alienation, something few had heard of is now being recognised.

J.K. Simmons a man of honour who recognises the need to salute family

Separating the parent from the teacher,

Some teachers are parents and some parents are teachers

Some are neither.

Being a parent can be tough, it can be amazingly rewarding too,

Not everyone is cut out to be a parent

The same can be said of teachers too.

Understanding alienation and the wider dynamics of adult psychology.

Good Morning all, I do a lot of research in ‘my work’ which involves reading endlessly and trawling the web for good information, and sometimes I hit upon a golden nugget!
This is such a nugget, in a nutshell it covers what I have spent a lifetime learning through self-development- I urge you to watch and share with all your family and friends #‎notjustforgrandparents

Too long for you? consider this:

Before you spend valuable time watching your favourite film or TV programme, give yourself the New Year Gift of understanding yourself and your families dynamic psychology.

There is no leading authority on the issue of grandparent alienation or parental alienation, but you’ll have to do a lot of surfing of the net to beat these guys:

http://www.aga-fl.org/

#notjustforgrandparents

 

 

Join Us for Tea & Cake this Friday 4th July We are Truly Independent!

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Welcome to Grandparent Support Greater Manchester

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:

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Relationship breakdown

Bereavement

Substance abuse

Domestic violence

Family squabbles

Debt

Homelessness

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

Write to:

Geraldine Walsh-Whiteside

Grandparent Support Ltd.

C/o  WhiteMoss Youth & Community Centre, Southdown Crescent,  Blackley, Manchester. M9 7DQ

 

EmailGrandparentsupport@hotmail.com

A reply is usually guaranteed within 48hrs.

 

Find us online:

http://twitter.com/grandparentsupp

www.facebook.com/GrandparentSupport

http://grandparentsupport.org

To download our leaflet click Grandparent Support Manchester Trifold Leaflet

 

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