New 'Grandparents as Parents' Training Programme

Source : Community NI
Published on 17 October 2014 02:30 PM

Kinship Care

Kinship Care NI are offering a 6 week training programme to grandparents raising their grandchildren and other kinship carers living in the Derry City Council area.

The course, which will run for 6 weeks every Wednesday evening, commencing Wednesday 22nd October 2014 from 6pm-8pm will focus on the legal and financial entitlements of kinship carers, including social security entitlement, Residence Allowances and Foster Care Allowances.

All travel expenses will be met and a contribution made towards childcare where requested. Tea, coffee and a light supper will also be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for grandparents and other kinship carer to learn of their legal and financial rights and obligations when raising a family or friends’ child. It is also an opportunity to meet other kinship carers, share experiences, develop friendships and have a bit of fun.

For more information, or to book your place contact Leann on 028 71373731 or download and complete a registration form and return it to:

Kinship Care NI
67 Carlisle Road
Derry/Londonderry
BT48 6JL

Email: leann.kinshipcareni@gmail.com

Age NI Advice Line:
0808 808 7575

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