Are you a grandparent, other family member or friend who has stepped in to bring up a child who is not your own, or do you work with family and friends carers? The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Network, co-ordinated by national charity Grandparents Plus, is organising a FREE event in the North West of England for family and friends carers and the professionals who work with them. The event will be held on:
Monday 16 January 2012
at The Town Hall, Manchester City Council
from 10am until 2.30pm
Working with the Valuing Older People Team at Manchester City Council, the day will give family and friends carers the opportunity to meet others in the same situation as well as hearing from informative speakers and workshops. Topics covered during the day will include:
• Local support – what is available?
• The legal position with a specialist kinship care solicitor
• Welfare benefits and financial support
If you are a grandparent carer or a professional who works with this group please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8981 8001 for more details or to book a place. Places are limited and must be booked in advance so please get in contact to register as soon as possible.