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Volunteers ready to support kinship carers

Things are really picking up pace at the Relative Experience Project now that the final group of volunteers have finished their training course. The training has been a great success and the volunteers who have completed the course have found … 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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Ready, steady, go!

Volunteers at the Relative Experience Project celebrated completing the first training course – and are raring to go! The volunteers will support grandparents and other family members in the Newcastle and North Tyneside area who have stepped in to raise … 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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