Our organisation, originally known as Parents Against Drugs and Alcohol (PADA), was set up in the 1980’s to support families affected by their children’s substance misuse i.e. often through the influx of heroin into the UK.
We became a registered charity in 1996 and since then have developed into a Kinship Care group having identified that many parents in the group were now bringing up their grandchildren due to their child’s death, imprisonment or chaotic lifestyle.
Now known as Kinship Carers, we are still community based, supporting approximately 40 families across the city of Liverpool.
We are based in Ellergreen Children’s and Community Centre: a highly deprived area of Liverpool, which historically has been blighted by drugs and recently around young people involved with guns and gangs.
Our kinship care families have no statutory support – financially or emotionally – and our project has grown to support these families. We offer unique and tailor-made services that specifically address these families’ needs.
We provide support services to members of kinship families in Liverpool. We have worked for the past decade developing our support packages and continue to develop our project to meet the many needs of our kinship families.