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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren     

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For grandparents and whanau kin caregivers raising grandchildren please know , you are not alone as the GRG (Charitable) Trust NZ is there to help you be empowered and supported. GRG services are all available free of charge to these full-time carers  who become GRG members.

These family members take on the children’s full-time care  because of a sudden or unexpected family breakdown.  There may be substance abuse , physical or mental illness , the death or imprisonment of a parent and in these situations the children may have experienced trauma and/or neglect.

There can then be a significant change in lifestyle and future plans bringing stress, feelings of loss, grief , anger ,anxiety , financial worries and uncertainty for all  . It is then very important to seek help and support  quickly.

About GRG Trust NZ : helping out since 1999 New Zealand wide providing these services 

  • Promoting the childs wellbeing 
  • Helping reduce stress , developing family stability
  • Carer education & information 
  • Encouraging community agencies to help with better support
  • Raising awareness leading to positive law , policy and child welfare practice changes 

The values of GRG Trust :  


You can join up via the website www.grg.org.nz  or call 0800 472 637  Monday to Friday 9am until 2pm.

Also on the website you can seek more information and support via their “ 6 Rs Grandparents Roadmap “ – Response / Rights & Responsibilities / Relating / Rebuilding / Resolution / Resilience . 

We at Wairarapa Citizens Advice Bureau are happy to print their latest newsletter or other pages from their website free of charge for you , if you don’t have access to a computer and also have pamphlets to give away .       There is a Wairarapa GRG contact person    Tere Lenihan  email wairarapa@grg.org.nz   ph 021 509 493 




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