Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
No matter how much you love your grandchildren, raising them comes with many challenges as well as rewards.
According to the last census there are nearly 10,000 grandparents raising their grandchildren in New Zealand. If you are raising your grandchildren you are not alone, there is help available including financial assistance and support groups.
Resources to help:
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Website
A site for Grandparents who are raising grandchildren in NZ.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Facebook page
A facebook page for an organisation supporting grandparent and whānau caregivers.
Information on what financial support is available.
Ministry of Social Development support for Grandparents as caregivers
Information on what financial support MSD can offer.
Support Groups in Canterbury
List of Local Grandparents Raising Grandchildren groups.
Help Guide for Grandparents
An article with tips on who to help take care of yourself while raising grandchildren.