Tag Archives: kinship care

Speaking out at a special event

Come and join the Relative Experience team at a special FREE event for kinship carers from across the North East on Wednesday 11 February. Speaking Out for Kinship Care  will run from 9:45amto 3.00pm at the Trinity Centre in Middlesbrough. … Continue reading

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Scale up starts to spread

We’ve had a hectic few months at the project, expanding our team and getting set up to extend Relative Experience far and wide across the North East. Kim and Vicky remain with the scale up project but sadly Project Worker … Continue reading

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Face to face with our funders

As the Relative Experience Project moves into the next exciting phase we were pleased to be able to welcome Danny Silverstone, Big Lottery Fund Committee Member, who was part of the Board that agreed our scale up funding. Danny came … Continue reading

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Hitting the headlines

Following the recent good news that the Relative Experience project will be funded for a further three years, BBC Radio Newcastle did a week-long feature on the issues faced by kinship carers cumulating in a live phone-in show which gave … Continue reading

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Speaking out for prisoners’ families

A recent event organised by NEPACS – North Eastern Prison After Care Society – gave the Relative Experience Project a chance to highlight the issues kinship carers face when they step in to care for children whose parents are imprisoned. … Continue reading

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“You think you know it all but you don’t”

“The whole training thing has been brilliant,” said Pauline. “I haven’t done anything like this before.” Pauline is 59 and has been a kinship carer for three and a half years to her five-year-old grandson. She is one of the … Continue reading

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“It wasn’t like being back at school at all”

I’m going to introduce you to Brenda. Brenda, who is 61, has been married to Maurice for 43 years (congrats!) and together they have been raising their 12-year-old grandson and 10-year-old granddaughter, who both have Autistic Spectrum Disorders, for the … Continue reading

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Relative Experience Project takes off!

If you need help, who do you turn to?  I don’t mean help with the little day to day things but the big problems that can happen, the things that really cause you to worry.  Most of us turn to … Continue reading

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