Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children

This is a short-term program that links carers with existing services within their community and offers:
• Initial financial support to assist with the children moving into their new home
• Information and support to assist the grandparent or relative to navigate services available to the children, for example enrolling children into a new school or accessing parenting information
• A chance to meet other grandparents in a group environment
• Short term support to adjust to the new caring role.

Who this service is for

Grandparents or relatives who have recently voluntarily accepted children of family members into their full time care.
Anyone can refer themselves or someone they know to the service by calling the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123.

Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Accessibility Support

Free on street parking
Disabled access

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    Groups are held fortnightly in Launceston, Hobart and the Huonville region, contact us for full details.
    Individual support is provided as required.

  • Call or visit us online

    To make a referral or for more information, contact the Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123.

Updated: 02/06/2021

Provided by

288 Invermay Road, Mowbray TAS, Australia
North
Launceston
4/95 Albert Road, Moonah TAS, Australia
South
Glenorchy