Grandparents 'run up debts' to care for grandchildren

Grandparents 'run up debts' to care for grandchildren
 

Grandparents are running up large debts raising children whose parents cannot look after them, surveys have found.
Nearly 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by a family member other than their parents and findings show the burden often falls on grandparents.
Maureen Seed, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, looked after two of her grandchildren for 16 years because of her daughter's drug problems.
She amassed about £20,000 of credit card debt and is facing bankruptcy.
Surveys by two family charities of kinship carers - people who look after grandchildren or the children of other family... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Regional, Views: 63
Source: BBC
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