Around a third of grandparents regularly care for their grandchildren, but there is little research on why they do this or how they feel about it. This project, led by Dr David Lain, seeks to make the voices of grandparents heard. Interviews will be conducted with 60 grandparents who look after their grandchildren when their adult children are working or in education/training.
The research will be used to write a report for Grandparents Plus, the UK charity that promotes the interests of grandparents and families. The University of Brighton has provided funding for the project as part of its Rising Stars initiative.
If you would like to be involved in the project or would like to receive further information, please contact David Lain.
This research project commenced in 2015 and will end in 2016.
The objectives of this research are to:
This project is ongoing; findings and impact will be reported here in due course.
Dr David Lain
Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly
University of Edinburgh
Professor Wendy Loretto, Professor of Organisational Behaviour (University of Edinburgh)