Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

Please contact during office hours.

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Letter in The Guardian today.

There are over 1 million grandparents in the UK who are denied contact with their grandchildren due to family breakdown. This can be due to separation or divorce, drug or alcohol issues, bereavement or family feud, leaving grandparents feeling isolated and alone, not knowing where to turn. We run a support group based in Bristol which offers support and advice. We are an independent group with no membership fees. We are looking for grandparents who are in this heartbreaking situation to set up groups of their own. All that is needed is a listening ear and an understanding of what a devastating issue this is. It has been six and a half years since I have had any contact with my granddaughter and setting up BGSG has turned a negative into a positive. Please get in touch if you feel you could set up a group; we will give you all the help and support to get it off the ground.
Jane Jackson

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