Last year Wanslea Family Services was awarded a $1 million Lotterywest research grant designed to deliver more effective support to the rapidly growing number of grandparents who have full-time care of their grandchildren. Researchers at ECU have developed a comprehensive survey to be completed by grandparents who qualify as full-time carers of their grandchildren. The survey aims to provide an understanding of the impact of the caring role on grandparents, and identify their support needs. It will mean services and policies can be developed and shaped to respond to those needs.
We are holding an open house where grandparents can come along to complete the survey, with support from Wanslea staff if needed to do so. Hard copies of the survey will be available, as well as multiple laptops with Wifi and lots of computer knowledge to navigate the on-line version. There will be Wanslea and Centrelink staff on hand to provide general information for grandparent carers and a children’s play corner.
No need to RSVP – just drop in! Light refreshments available throughout the day