Connect with other kinship carers

This is a safe space to build long lasting friendships, share experiences and get emotional support. Kinship carers are stronger together.

A community led by kinship carers

Wherever you are in England and Wales, you’re not alone. If you’re looking for a local kinship peer support group or simply just want someone to chat to, there’s a community just for you. Here you can connect with other kinship carers.

Build meaningful connections and relationships to support each other through the good times and the not so good.

No judgement, just support – and maybe a good cuppa.  Meet and talk to other kinship carers just like you. In person, online or on the phone – it’s your community.

Connect with your kinship community

From joining a kinship peer support group, to talking to another kinship carer online or over the phone, there are people just like you waiting to share experiences. And remind you that you’re not alone.

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Find a group near you

With kinship support groups in communities across England and Wales, find one near to you and meet other kinship carers in person.

Find a group

Online support groups

If you are not able or prefer not to meet in person, there are many online kinship support groups where you can connect with other carers.

Find an online group
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Talk to a kinship carer

We have a great team of volunteer kinship carers who you can talk to, share your story with and get friendly, one-to-one support.

Talk to someone like you
"I think the most important thing about peer support is that it’s somebody who is able to empathise. Somebody who can put themselves in your shoes. You can speak quite frankly and share experiences without any judgment. "
Joy, kinship carer
Joy connect with other kinship carers

Listen to our new podcast

Kinship Together is a brand new podcast where you’ll hear real-life stories, experiences and advice directly from kinship carers. All seven episodes of our first series are available to stream now.

Listen to the podcast now
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Looking for advice and information?

We have the only dedicated advice team for kinship carers in England and Wales. Get practical advice and information on a range of topics.

Get advice and information
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Join our Kinship Community

Join a powerful Kinship Community of over 10,000 kinship carers. You’ll receive updates on events, campaigns and useful information to support you in your caring role.

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