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WHATAn alliance of grandparents raising grandchildren that provides support, research and collaboration with grandparent support groups and the community.
WHYTo support and improve the quality of life for Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren through raising awareness and support services. The alliance also advocates for fair and equitable treatment of grandparents who are raising grandchildren throughout Australia.
WHEREThe Council on the Ageing NSW. (COTA NSW)
New South Wales, Australia.

Program Description

"The aim is to gain recognition and support for grandparents, relatives and kinship carers in NSW by branding the message of 'Together, we are not alone.'"

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW provides grandparents acting as parents with the following support:

-Help for grandparents in navigating a grandchild’s education, the school system, and learning assistance programs.
-Counselling and guidance for how cope emotionally for caring for a grandchild.
-Respite care for grandparents raising grandchildren along with childcare.
-Financial assistance.
-Legal assistance.
-Seminars for Grandparent & Kinship Carers.
-Grandparenting support groups.
-Guide to start your own grandparent as parents group.
-Resource guide for grandparent carers.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW works with the following organizations: GAPA (Grandparents As Parents Again), Samaritans (Grandparent Support Groups Hunter) , Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative (SNCC), Western Sydney Grandcarers (Grandparent Support Group Penrith), Van Kinship Care (PANOC Penrith), GAGS (Grandparents and Grandchildren Society Australia Inc.)

The Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) organizes an advocacy group called
'The Grandparent, Relative and Kinship Carer Alliance' (GRaKCA) which presents an agenda in support of carers to politicians, policy makers and service providers.

Find out more about the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW

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