Welcome!

We’re a free service that matches older people without families to families without grandparents in our local area. If you get involved, we have an activity pack to help you to get to know your adopted grandma that you can download online, or we can send you one by post. 

If you’d like a life-enriching relationship with someone from a different generation, please get in touch.

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  1. I live in stoke in Trent and I was raised by my grandma she recently passed away and I miss her terribly I would love to meet someone to be part of our family.

    • Hello Leanne. I’m really sorry to hear that. Adopt-a-Grandma, or similar versions, are going on all over the world. Currently this particular version is not active at the moment. Maybe if you ask someone who works for a family charity near where you are if they have heard of any Adopt-a-Grandma schemes in Stoke in Trent, they might know. Otherwise you can try googling ‘Stoke on Trent Adopt-a-Grandma’. If nothing comes up on Google, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist – they might not have a website.

      Another thing you can do is say hello to your neighbours in the street and get to know them. If you are under 18, make sure you do this with an adult. You never know – someone really amazing might be living just a few doors down from you. Stay safe and don’t be alone with them though.

      Good luck and let us know what you find out!

      • Georgina Adams

        Hi Lior
        The email address and mobile number on your website don’t work, are you still in operation? If so, I would love to adopt a grandma, both my parents have passed away and I have a 5 year old and baby on the way and it would be amazing to have a grandma in pour lives. We live in South east London.
        Thanks
        Georgina

      • Hi Georgina! Unfortunately we are not currently operating owing to a lack of resources. There is still demand for this scheme so I hope to eventually reignite it. In the meantime, I do know some ways that you can personally ‘adopt’ a grandma.
        Two ways are:
        – Go to a local cafe regularly that has older people in it, and talk to them with your child. If you like them, you can arrange to meet them in the cafe occasionally.
        – Arrange to visit an older people’s home. There are loads about. Have a google and call up the people that run sheltered housing near you. Say that you would like your child to be around older people sometimes, and could you come and visit. Lots of older people would love to receive a visit from someone with a child. I am not sure if you would need a DBS check for this, but it’s worth a try.

        If you do either of these things, please let me know if they work or not for you. I have befriended older people in this way myself before – the first way, just on my own, and the second way is the way I used when I worked with older people through an organisation. If you manage to connect with older people in any other way, I would love to hear about it, so that I can pass that information to other people like you.

  2. Dear Lior,
    I am thinking of setting up an adopt a granny scheme. I live in Bristol and am have retired early on health grounds. I think it would be a good project for my retirement. Could you get in touch to discuss pitfalls and give advise.
    Tel 0117 9393578
    Regards
    Joy

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