Charity Kinship secures funding from the Triangle Trust 1949 Fund to develop a powerful network of kinship carer campaigners, who will come together to influence a step change in awareness and support at local and national level.
With the Triangle Trust 1949 Fund support, we will build a network of kinship carer campaigners in the North-East of England, a geographical area with the joint highest prevalence of kinship care in England. It is an area where we have extensive on-the-ground networks with peer support groups and kinship carers who are ready to campaign to increase kinship care awareness and support.
We’re really excited about working with kinship carers to identify priorities, co-produce campaigning resources and plans, and engage with MPs and councillors and the media to secure positive changes.
We’ll be sharing resources more widely to support kinship carer campaigners in other areas to communicate with people in power as they call for the changes they need.
We will be recruiting a new Senior Campaigns Officer who will connect and support a powerful network of kinship carers as they raise awareness and campaign for recognition and support. We are accepting applications for this role until May 20th 2021.
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund joins a growing list of organisations funding our work, including other institutional partners, trusts and foundations.
Lucy Peake, Kinship CEO, said
The funding from Triangle Trust 1949 Fund supports the development of a grassroots campaign network which is a key part of our social action approach. We’re grateful to the kinship carers who have helped shape our plans so far, and we are proud to stand alongside so many carers who are ready to campaign for the recognition and support that is needed so urgently.
We would like to thank Triangle Trust 1949 Fund for their generous support and shared commitment to our vision of a society where kinship carers and the children they care for are recognised, valued, and supported.
Victoria Southwell. Director at The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund said,
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is delighted to be funding Kinship. Kinship carers are a group of carers we are keen to support and have their needs better recognised. This grant to Kinship will help kinship carers get that better recognition that will lead to their voices being heard and their needs being better met.
We believe that Kinship are the ideal organisation to help kinship carers come together to push for change and we are proud to be working with them.
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