In line with current government guidance, kinship carer support groups are not currently meeting in person, but some groups are staying in touch via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp.
Please check the ‘online support box’ and search your region.
What is a support group?
Our support groups consist of kinship carers coming together to share stories, support each other, and exchange advice and coping mechanisms. They are a great way to meet other kinship carers and help to reduce loneliness and isolation.
There are a number of friendly support groups operating across the country, some are run by Kinship and others are independent groups. Select your area from the box below to see if there is a group in your area.
Please complete this form if you:
- would like to set up a support group
- need help with an existing group
- would like us to add a support group to the list
- need help with something else about support groups
Someone Like Me
If you can’t find a support group near you, or are unable to attend, but would like to talk to other kinship carers, you can call our Someone Like Me service. Our Someone Like Me volunteers are all kinship carers themselves and happy to have a chat, give you some support and really understand what you are going through. Book a call with one on this form.
For online support groups please check the box below: