Last night millions of people tuned into BBC One at 9pm to watch Tom Daley’s ‘Hell of a Homecoming’ which saw kinship care firmly in the spotlight. If you didn’t get chance to watch it live, then you can watch again via the button below.
There was a short film about Kinship, including Tom’s visit to meet wonderful kinship carer Meyrem and her family.
He heard first hand from Meyrem about the joys of bringing up her niece and nephews, as well as some of the challenges that she and many kinship carers face, and the difference that Kinship makes. He also joined an online support group and witnessed how crucial these are in providing a space for kinship carers to share their experiences.
How to access support and advice
Following last night’s programme, we know many of you may be visiting our website for the first time (hello!).
We thought it would be a good idea to sign post you to where you can get help to any questions you may have about kinship care.
- Join us for a Facebook Live advice surgery at 11am on Tuesday 15 March. The interactive session is an opportunity to ask the questions that matter most to you. To access the session, head to our Facebook page and click follow. Then just look out for the notification for when we go live.
- There’s lots of information on the most frequently asked questions, including financial support, mental health and housing, right here.
If you can’t find the information you need, you can also contact our advice team here.
Help our campaign
Our financial survey is a key part of our campaigning to ensure kinship carers are receiving the right financial support. Launched last month, we’ve received hundreds of responses and wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all those who’ve responded.
Due to close this Thursday 17 March at midnight, if you’ve not yet had chance to complete it, then please do share your views.
In context of a spiralling cost of living, the responses we receive will be instrumental in supporting our campaign for fair financial support for all kinship carers and we want to keep up the momentum for change.