Grandparents Plus report: Too Old to Care?

‘Too Old to Care’, published in June 2011 by Grandparents Plus, focusses on older grandparent and family carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents, keeping them out of the care system.

The research finds that:

  • Older grandparents are often reluctant to approach children’s services for support as they fear their children will be taken away
  • Where support is provided for grandparents carers, it often fails to meet their needs
  • 75% of older carers have a long term health condition or a disability

Click here for report (pdf)

Click here for Grandparents Plus website