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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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (the Grandparenting project) is an initiative of COTA NSW. It exists to support the large number of grandparents in NSW who have full- time care of and responsibility for their grandchildren and is funded by the NSW Department of Human Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care."
source:COTA NSW Annual Report 2011

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 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.

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.

Grandparents as Parents Programs
Elderly Caregiver Education and Training Programs
Elderly Caregiver Support and Assistance Programs
Caregiver Films and Documentaries

Find out more about the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW

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