Tag Archives: relatives raising children

Santa Smurf visits our volunteers!

Our volunteers have worked so hard this year to get in a position where they are able to go and meet kinship carers and give them one to one support. We wanted to give them a big thank you, so … Continue reading

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Summer fun with Relative Experience

While getting to know kinship carers and the children they care for, we have discovered that the vast majority have identified that they want to meet and socialise with other families in similar circumstances. Over the summer, the workers at … Continue reading

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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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“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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A Valentine’s Day event with a difference

February 14th was a day to remember in Newcastle. Along with the flowers, cards and chocolates in circulation for Valentine’s Day, the love and commitment shown by kinship carers was celebrated at the launch of the Relative Experience Project. Almost … 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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