Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Grandparents & The Family

Today's post concerns a new report from the national charity Grandparents Plus. The organisation recently commssioned Yougov to survey the public and parents to establish the contribution that grandparents make towards childcare, and how this role could be better recognised. Among the report's conclusions are ideas for 'granny leave' and tax credits, a situation illustrated by this BBC article which recounts the experiences of a grandmother who is currently helping to care for her daughter's children.

The full text of Rethinking Family Life: Exploring the Role of Grandparents and the Wider Family is online now; a 5 page summary of the survey's findings is also available.

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