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Being a grandparent

The way families are made up is changing, and the role of grandparenting is changing with it. Different grandparents play different roles in each family and while it can be rewarding and great fun, sometimes it’s difficult to see where the lines are.

 

Advice & support

The organisations below can help you with a wide variety of issues that may affect you in your role as a grandparent.

 

Grandparents Plus

A national charity which supports all grandparents and their families. Get and advice if you are providing childcare, welfare rights, find out about support groups, and much more.

 

Contact a Family

Help and support if you have a disabled child or grandchild in the family. Telephone 0808 808 3555.

 

Proud Grandparents

Information about where you stand legally as grandparents, entertaining grandchildren of all ages, and ways to build strong family bonds.