30,000 children in kinship care in London: Grandparents Plus talk to London Live

Over 30,000 children are living in kinship care in London, with many carers unsure of where to turn for support and advice.

Kate and Claudette from Grandparents Plus talked to London Live about how they help kinship carers adjust to the challenges of adjusting to the huge life changes that can accompany becoming a carer. Grandparents Plus work across the country for all families where grandparents play a vital role in the development of their grandchildren.

The team at Grandparents Plus is growing its reach in Islington, and we are proud to support their work through funding to build the social networks of families. This emerged as a key action area following our borough-wide conversation with Islington families, who told us they want “a life, not a service”.