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 25 February 2014

Every grandparent is unique.

Having spoken to well over 1,000 grandparents since 2007, you would think that I would have heard it all, and that I would in some way have become desensitised to a certain extent, but I haven't.
Every single grandparent I speak to is  unique and are going through their own person hell.
Many, many litres of tears are shed during all those calls, but every single tear is so poignant.
Why oh why have we reached a stage where we can no longer communicate with one another without saying hurtful things, these hurtful things are destroying family life.
If you are reading this and you are a grandparent going through this heartbreak, don't suffer in silence, get in contact we are here to help and support in any way we can.
We can ease the pain you are experiencing.

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