Parents Again Support Group
The Parents Again Support Group is an independent group for relatives who are guardians for a child / young person that is not their own. For example the relative could be an aunt, uncle or grandparent.
The group normally meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 11.30am - 1.00pm during
If you would like to join the group to:
- Make new friends
- Discuss issues
- Get information and advice
- Find out more about today’s education system.
Please come along to the next meeting. These are usually held at The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre.
The next meeting dates will be held:
- Wednesday 7 June 2017
- Wednesday 5 July 2017
Please note that PASG is run independently from Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND and any queries about the content of this page should be directed to them.
If you would like to contact the group directly please call Gordon Rawlins on 01752 369369. Alternatively, we can pass on your details. Please contact Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND on 01752 258933 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Events
- Raising Kinship Children Masterclass - Grandparents Plus are holding a special kinship care event in Bristol on Thursday 27 April 2017. The event is part funded by the Big Lottery Fund, but are asking for a £20 per person contribution which includes lunch, refreshments and a training pack.
- Kinship Care Champions - Grandparents Plus are now recruiting for volunteer Kinship Care Champions after securing funding from the Big Lottery Fund. So if you would like to develop community links while raising awareness of kinship care and grandparents plus... read the role profile.
- Make Your Voice Heard - last year over 600 kinship carers completed the Grandparents Plus kinship survey, the most ever. If you are a kinship carer, you can help Grandparents Plus secure future funding for activities and events by completing this survey. All participants will automatically be entered into a draw to win a £30 Marks & Spencers voucher.
- Parents Again Support Group has been nominated for a Social Care Award 2017 run by
Global Health and Pharma.
- Kinship Care Matters: Young People's Stories - the film shows the resilience of young people and is a thank you to all kinship carers who take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances.
- Grandparents Plus October e-news - monthly email newsletter from Grandparents Plus.
- Kinship First Issue 33 Summer 2016 (PDF - 684 KB) - Grandparents Plus newsletter.
- 13 Jun 2016 - Grandparents Plus welcomes proposals in the Children and Social Work Bill to improve support for looked after children and calls for support to be extended to children growing up in kinship care.
- Haven Holidays: Grandparents Plus have teamed up with Haven Holidays to save 10% off their holiday breaks.
- 10 Ways to Make a Difference for your Autistic Grandchild: Article from Autism Awareness Centre.
- Kinship First Issue 32 Spring 2016 (PDF - 743 KB) - Grandparents Plus newsletter containing families' own stories as well as the lastest news, information and advice.
- 28 Jan 2016 - Grandparents Plus welcomes announcement that kinship carers will be exempt from two children benefit limit.
- Grandparents Plus Campaign: Urge your MP to protect kinship carers from benefit cuts.
- 12 Nov 2015 - Advice Service at Grandparents Plus - Jo and Nicola answer your questions.
- 1 Nov 2015 - Grandparents Plus has merged with The Grandparents' Association
- 5 Oct 2015 - Grandparents Plus welcomes Government plans to extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents.
- 20 April 2015 - Grandparents Plus Chief Executive announces departure.
- What are Grandparents Rights?
- Grandparents Plus - See their
Newsletter: Kinship First
- Family Lives: Grandparents
- ChildLine - Private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.
- Young Minds - Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- Get Self Help - This website offers Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) self-help information and resources including free therapy worksheets which can be downloaded.
- Autism Alert Card - A new card has been launched to help police and other emergency services identify people on the autistic spectrum. More information is available from the Devon and Cornwall Police page: Helping People with Autism. Cards can be applied for at the Dimensions for Living website: Apply for Autism Alert Card.