Grandparent Carers Research

Since 2016 a multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional study has been underway with grandparent carers in Western Australia. Research partners Wanslea, Edith Cowan University and Curtin University have gathered a comprehensive body of evidence to improve outcomes for children in the full-time care of their grandparents.

Wanslea and Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren are calling on the Australian Federal Parliament to provide support and recognition to grandparent carers.


If you would like to support the ‘Call to Action for a Fairer Future for Grandchildren’ please complete a letter and send it to your local Federal politician or any Senator in Western Australia.

Please click here for a copy of the letter.

If you are unsure which electorate you are in please click here

For a list of Members of Parliament please click here

For a list of Senators please click here

Media stories


12 July 2019 - Community Newspaper
Grandcarers urging pollies to keep promises

15 May 2019 - The West Australian - West regional news
Greens pledge cash boost for grandparents

2 May 2019 - Community Newspaper
Grandcarer shares struggles with Prime Minister

5 April 2019 – The Advocate (Tasmania)
Expert calls for new Centrelink payment for those raising someone else's child

11 April 2019 – ABC 720 radio interview

Are we doing enough to support grandparents raising their grandchildren full-time?

16 April 2019 – Community Newspaper
Wanslea fights for fairer future for grandchildren

13 March 2019 – Community Newspaper

Grandcarers: Lawyer calls for greater legal support 

19 February 2019 – ABC 7.30 television story
Grandparents caring for kids call for more support

25 February 2019 – Community Newspaper

Grandcarers: Rockingham grandmother grateful for support 

13 December 2018 - Community Newspaper
WA study reveals challenges facing grandparents raising grandchildren

Grandparent Carers Research Newsletter August 2019 - Latest News! - Click here