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Nuneaton Kinship

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A Place for Kinship Carers to meet

Hello, my name is Andrew and I run the Kinship drop in session at the CAVA Newtown Community Centre, just behind Nuneaton Bus Station. Sessions take place Monthly - Fourth Tuesday every month, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, Term Time Only. Min age limit 18+. You can contact me by email nuneatonkin@gmail.com

The sessions are meant to give Kinship Carers a chance to meet others in a gentle, non threatening environment to: share/discuss/listen to common issues of interest or concern, with each other over a cuppa. Overal guidance and support is provided via the Kinship Charity. Nuneaton Kinship

The centre's address is: The lounge at CAVA, Newtown Community Centre, Newtown Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4HG.
See Google location map below, for location and directions.

If you have any questions please contact me (Andrew H) at nuneatonkin@gmail.com

Useful Links

Kinship Advice Service

We can advise anyone who is caring for a relative or friend’s child full time, and anyone thinking about becoming a kinship carer.
Our friendly Advice Team are here for all kinship carers in England and Wales. They’re experts in:

There are two ways to contact the team: All advice is free for kinship carers. The team will also signpost you to other organisations depending on what you need.
For example, if your kinship child or children have experienced bereavement, we’d put you in touch with Winston’s Wish.

The first ever National Kinship Care Strategy for England has been published, setting out the Government’s plans for kinship care, including new commitments and £20 million investment over 2024-5.

Read more in this link: National Kinship Care Strategy

Kinship Compass
Kinship Compass

What is kinship care?
What is Kinship Care 1
What is Kinship Care 2

Special Guardianship Order Financial Support
SGO Financial Support

Free workshops

Our Advice Team also offer weekly free workshops which you can book for your group or attend as an individual. Our two current workshops are:

You can book these here: Kinship Home Page and more options will be coming in the near future

Kinship and the Peer Support Team

You can contact the Kinship Peer Support Team at peersupport@kinship.org.uk Website: Kinship Home Page
Main Kinship website: Kinship Home Page
Main office:Telephone: 03300 167 235
Email info@kinship.org.uk

Family Rights Group

Website: Family Rights Group We are a charity that advises parents, grandparents, relatives and friends about their rights and options when social workers or courts make decisions about their children’s welfare.

We work with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with wider family members and friends who are raising children (known as kinship carers).

Action for Happiness

Website: actionforhappiness.org Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. Its website lists ’10 keys to happier living’ – practical ways to increase your wellbeing.

Be Mindful

Website: bemindfulonline.com
Mental Health Foundation website raising awareness of mindfulness, including details of local and online mindfulness courses.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Tel: 01455 883 300 Website: bacp.co.uk
For information about counselling and therapy and to find practitioners in your area.

Mental Health Foundation

Website: mentalhealth.org.uk/
As well as lots of useful information about mental health, the website also has free podcasts on wellbeing and managing stress. For information about counselling and therapy and to find practitioners in your area.

Mind

Infoline: 0300 123 3393 open 9am-6pm Monday to Friday
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Website: mind.org.uk
Very informative website including a ‘Mental Health A-Z ‘, advice on reducing anxiety and managing depression, tips on dealing with stress and information on relaxation techniques.

SupportLine

Helpline: 01708 765200
Email: info@supportline.org.uk
Website: supportline.org.uk
Offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults on any issue. SupportLine works with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem.

National Family Mediation Service (NFM)

Telephone: 0300 4000 636
Website: www.nfm.org.uk
Family mediation can be the most effective method of resolving family disputes, especially where children are involved.
Agreements that have been freely negotiated can help restore communication, understanding and trust. In most cases mediation must be attempted before applying for a Child Arrangements Order.
You can get more information and find local services by going to the NFM website or calling the number above.

Citizens Advice

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Citizens Advice provides online information and advice and has Bureaux all over the country delivering free, independent, confidential and impartial face-to-face and telephone advice.
Coram Children’s Legal Centre – Child Law Advice Service
Advice line: 0300 330 5480 Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
Website: www.childlawadvice.org.uk
The website has detailed information and advice on family and children law matters in England, including contact issues. It also has a section on court processes in private family law cases, and practical advice on representing yourself in court. The helpline is for advice on more complex matters and clarifying questions.

Family Lives

Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Monday to Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-3pm Website: www.familylives.org.uk
Family Lives offers advice and support on all aspects of family life.

Relate

Telephone: 0300 100 1234
Website: relate.org.uk
Relate offers a range of services to help with couple and family relationships. You can talk to a Relate counsellor for free online.
You can also book a telephone counselling session (there is a charge for this service) or find details of your nearest Relate service.

Samaritans

Helpline: Telephone: 116 123 open 24 hours a day.
Website: www.samaritans.org
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing feelings of distress or despair. You can talk to them any time you like, in your own way – and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Special Guardianship Order

This link explains the situations where special guardianship might be appropriate to secure the long term arrangements for a child living with a person other than their parent. Special Guardianship

Find your local Council

Find the website for your local council. Find your local council

Useful Local Links

Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

CAVA are the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Infrastructure Organisation providing vital support to volunteers, groups, organisations, enterprises and charities who are working to strengthen communities.
CAVA is committed to providing all of their services locally and ensuring they are accessibe. CAVA Organisation

Warwickshire County Council
Children and families

Oakwood Schools in Nuneaton
Oakwood Primary and Secondary Schools






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