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.

Sunday 26 September 2010

Why join a support group?

I asked people what motivates them to come to non contact support groups and these are some of the replies.
 DESPAIR!! The support is an added bonus. My reason is to try to find some common sense in what is happening to us all - not just legally but in the horrifying way in which this next generation is callously sweeping away history and the reasons and means by which civilization itself has evolved and survived. I am also very angry that we are not being allowed to partake in enjoy the fruits of our labours and even sacrifices.
I attend the Support group because I am with people who have similar experiences and I have no family in or near Bristol with whom I can discuss how I feel. I also get a great deal of information at the Bristol Grandparents' Support group.
 I want to be able to share my story.
 I want to know I am not on my own.
I can phone Jane and talk when I feel low.
 Its good to know that it is not my fault.
 My experience might be able to help someone else.
 It keeps me up to date with any progress.
 I don't have to hide what has happened, my friends don't understand and they get fed up with me talking about it.


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