Report on the role of grandparents and the wider family

On 25 March 2009, Grandparents Plus launched ‘Rethinking family life: exploring the role of grandparents and the wider family’ along with new opinion polling.

The report brings together a wide range of evidence on the role of grandparents and the wider family in caring for children and supporting parents, challenging the myth that the extended family is ‘dead’. It argues that the focus on the nuclear family misses the reality of family life in which grandparents and the wider family are playing an increasing role.

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Click here for survey findings

Click here for press release

Click here for the Grandparents Plus website