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.

Saturday 7 May 2011

200 Grandparents Contact Bristol Group.

I have been contacted now by 200 grandparents,in Bristol and surrounding area, should that be a celebration?
Probably yes and no.
No, because it means that those 200 grandparents' grandchildren are being denied their right to see their grandparents, to be able to have the love and care they deserve,from their extended family.
Yes, because that is 200 grandparents who no longer feel isolated and alone, they can get comfort and support from the group.
One grandparent who I spoke to this week said that she has no family and her friends don't understand and that to know that their are others near her going through the same thing has helped her already.
We are all here to support each other.


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