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Free expert advice from the Kinship advice team. Book a one-to-one appointment at a time which works for you.

advice and information for kinship carers

Talk to Sian, Kinship advice worker

Sian has been part of the Kinship advice team since 2020. Sian is our specialist for advice on Wales, and is able to provide advice to kinship carers in both English and Welsh.

Available days: Sian works two days a week on a Monday and a Tuesday.

Sian says

“My role has given me an understanding of the many issues faced by kinship carers and it’s a privilege to be able to offer advice and guidance, assisting kinship carers access all the support they are entitled to.”

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Sian from Kinship advice team

Talk to Chris, Kinship advice worker

Chris joined the Kinship advice team last year and has a huge amount of experience in providing general advice as well as specialist benefits advice.

Available days: Chris works three days a week on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Chris says

“When you have a phone call with me, I will always go that extra mile to ensure you get the advice you so rightly deserve."

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Chris kinship advice adviser

Talk to Andrea, Kinship advice worker

Andrea joined the Kinship advice team in 2022. She has many years’ experience providing advice and support to families with children who have special educational needs.

Available days: Andrea is available on Thursday each week.

Andrea says

“It’s really rewarding to be able to support kinship carers by providing the advice and information they need, often at difficult and challenging times.”

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Andrea, Kinship adviser

Talk to Lindsey, Kinship advice worker

Lindsey has a background in welfare rights advice. She uses her lived experience as a kinship carer to provide advice and support.

Available days: Lindsey is available on Wednesday each week.

Lindsey says

“I look forward to working with you and giving you the information you need to navigate the system and feel supported wherever you are on your kinship journey."

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Lindsey, Kinship adviser

Other ways for you to access advice and information as a kinship carer

Use our online advice finder

Our new online advice and information finder gives you personalised information based on your situation.

Find advice for you

Free workshops for kinship carers

Whether you are new to kinship care or have some experience, we run free online workshops for all kinship carers.

Book a workshop

Talk to another kinship carer

Want to chat to someone who understands what you’re going through? Our specially trained kinship carer volunteers are here to listen either on the phone or online.

Connect to a kinship carer