Cash aid to help grandparents care for children in drug-risk families – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in benefits, children, drug abuse, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents are to be given financial support and legal backing to make it easier for them to take over the care of children with parents who are problem drug users, under government plans revealed yesterday. The package includes the government’s intention to dock the welfare benefits of unemployed problem users who fail to make contact with treatment services. Ministers intend to announce more steps linking benefit rights to completing treatment courses.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008