We have been informed about the following list of current support groups. Please do ring the named contact if you wish to confirm details including meeting hours. Please note that unless a named Family Rights Group contact is provided, the groups and organisations listed below are run independently of Family Rights Group and we are not responsible for their activities. 


Family Rights has published a guide on good practice in setting up local kinship care support groups. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy. If you wish to attend a group, rather than set one up, you may still find the guide useful.


Organisation

FASawareUK
(Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK)

Contact name

Gloria Armistead

Contact Telephone number

01942 223 780

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Our support group was created to support grandparents, parents/carers who need help and support raising children with foetal alcohol syndrome.  The members are non-judgmental. Our aims are to supoprt, share information and coping strategies, with the focus on friendly people who understand.

Where does the group meet?

Wigan

Who runs the group?

FASawareUK, voluntary group. Registered charity 11102118

How often does the group meet?

Every two months (see contact details of group leader)


Organisation

Harbour Project

Contact name

Patricia Boydell

Contact Telephone number

01204 62274

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Parents, partners, grandparents and anyone concerned about someone with a substance misuse problem

Where does the group meet?

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Who runs the group?

Independently run by members but funded by the local authority Adult Services

How often does the group meet?

Twice monthly with 7 day a week telephone helpline for ongoing support


Organisation

Kinship Carers (PADA)

Contact name

Pauline Thornley

Contact Telephone number

0151 270 2108

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Family and friends carers - supporting grandparents/relatives who are bringing up a child/ren due to their parental substance misuse, also offering support for young people

Where does the group meet?

Liverpool

Who runs the group?

PADA Kinship Carers

How often does the group meet?

Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm


Organisation

Kinship Carers Group

Contact name

Dee Mc Gregor

Contact Telephone number

01253 651190 or 01253 476484

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

The group is for grandparents or any kin who have permanent care of grandchildren/kin

Where does the group meet?

Blackpool

Who runs the group?

Health Visitor employed by NHS and linked to the Local Children’s Centre network with support from Children’s Social Care

How often does the group meet?

Weekly in term-time


Organisation

Sanctuary Family Support

Contact name

Maddy Vaz/Carol Taylor

Contact Telephone number

0151 753 0747

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Family and friends carers, including grandparents

Where does the group meet?

At the Credit Union on Lodge Lane, Liverpool.8.

How often does the group meet?

Every Wednesday afternoon at 1.00pm


Organisation

SPROG (Support in Pennine Raising Our Grandchildren)

Contact name

Kelly Murch

Contact Telephone number

07516 976 376

Contact email/website

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Website: www.sprog.talktalk.net

Who is the group for?

Grandparents who are in the process of applying for a residence order or special guardianship order for their grandchildren

Where does the group meet?

Blackburn

Who runs the group?

Run independently by its members

How often does the group meet?

Once a month for members and once a month an outing for the grandchildren, as well as day-to-day network of support if someone needs it, via a visit, phone call, email or text.


Organisation

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Contact name

Ann Clarkson

Contact Telephone number

0151 604 3655

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Grandparents who are bringing up their Grandchildren

Where does the group meet?

Groups are held in Birkenhead, Bromborough and Seacombe

Who runs the group?

Wirral Children and Young Peoples Dept. and is affiliated to the Grandparents Association

How often does the group meet?

Monthly

 

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