Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Kinship Carers

Advice, information and support for grandparents, great-grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends to bring up children when biological parents are unable to do so.

Coronavirus – We are now working from home, we have created a few different WhatsApp groups to cater for different needs:

  • general info/questions and keeping up to date
  • health and well-being group
  • education resources
  • peer support
  • WhatsApp chat- young peoples 

We will also do regular ring rounds to all our families to ask if you have any needs we can help with.

If you want to join any of our groups or would like to discuss anything you can contact us via
our Facebook page or email:

What is Kinship?

Kinship care is where a child or young person lives full-time with a relative or family friend because they are not able to live with their birth parents.

Kinship Carers Liverpool can provide:

Someone to talk with about your current kinship role and any challenges you may be facing. Our experienced team members can do this through phone and/or face to face support, providing advice, information and signposting to relevant services related to your
concerns or issues related to caring for a kin child. Call us to arrange a convenient time to meet or have a chat on the phone.

Free information pages on a range of kinship issues on our website:

  • about kinship care: what it is and how you can get support
  • guidance about how to contact local services/the local authority to get support
  • signposting and resources to help in relation to education, early help and well-being support for yourself and you kin child/young person
  • links to national kinship organisations and resources
  • a listing of local legal advice including free Law Clinics
  • information about Legal Aid and how to find out if you are eligible

Kinship Carers Activities Programme

For kin families, carers and children/young people with a calendar of events including:

  • Coffee morning – usually on Wednesday 10am – 12pm term time but check our event calendar on our website.
  • Pamper session – usually the first Friday of the month 11.30am – 2.30pm
How can I access this service?
Call or email
When is this service open?
Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
How much will it cost me?
Social media

Find us on Facebook and

What groups of people is this for?
The general public
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


Kinship Carers, Ellergreen Community Centre, Ellergreen Road, L11 2RY



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool