Rivergum Grandparents as Parents groups offers support for kinship carers

The new committee of the Rivergum Grandparents as Parents group.

SUPPORT is on hand for grandparents and kinship carers raising children not their own by birth in Port Stephens through the Rivergum Grandparents as Parents group.

The group’s mission is to provide quality assistance, help and guidance to local grandparent and kinship carers, as well as the children in their care.

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Kinship care is defined as ‘family-based care within the child’s extended family or close friends of the family known to the child, whether formal or informal in nature’.

The group meets weekly to provide support and information on services available, as well as to fundraise for respite services.

Kelly Hammond of Bobs Farm has recently been made patron of the organisation.

“Rivergum Grandparents as Parents can provide a positive connection meeting the growing need for grandparents and carers to step in,” Kelly said.

Any kinship carers or grandparents raising a child are invited to connect with other families on a similar journey.

You can find out more by contacting Rivergumgrandparetsasparents@gmail.com.


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