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

D and G Kinship Family

Contact name

Elaine King

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

At the moment it is for Scottish kinship carers

Where does the group meet?

No set venue at the moment
(only just started the group)

Who runs the group?

Independently run

How often does the group meet?

Currently web based, but hoping to get members to
meet up with others near them.
www.dandgkinshipfamily.freeforums.org


Organisation

Kindred Spirits

Contact name

Tulip Rippingale

Contact Telephone number

07740 862 372

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

All Kinship carers

Where does the group meet?

Support group meets 1st Monday of the month at social services Irish street, Dumfries

Who runs the group?

It is run by myself and a management comittee

How often does the group meet?

Drop in every Tuesday 12 to 2pm
By appointment every Thursday 12 to 2pm


Organisation

Kinship Care West Dunbartonshire

Contact name

Anne J Swartz

Contact Telephone number

078717538463

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

For all Kinship Carers

Where does the group meet?

Dunbarton

Who runs the group?

Independently run by members

How often does the group meet?

2nd Friday of each month, 10.30am-12.00pm


Organisation

West Glasgow Grandparent Support Group

Contact name

Charlotte Reid (WGGG Secretary)

Contact Telephone number

0141 570 6799

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

All family and friend carers

Where does the group meet?

Patrick, Glasgow

Who runs the group?

It is independently run by its members

How often does the group meet?

Every two weeks on a Thursday 10am-Noon  
during school term time

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