Baptcare Support for Grandparents and Other Relative Carers
Baptcare Gateway provides support for grandparents or other relative carers who have recently taken on the care of a grandchild or other young relative. Support is also available for situations where there is a new transition or crisis, even if the child or young person has been in the home for a longer period.
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 new caring role
Information Last Updated: 08 May 2018