Achievements

  • Participation in national consultation around the needs of grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Assisting in the distribution of resource packages for grandparents
  • Acting as a referral point for grandparents and kin carers
  • Holding two State Congresses and one National Conference
  • Establishing quarterly Ministerial meetings with the State government on grandparents’ issues

About

The Council of Grandparents advocates for and represents the interests of grandparents and their support groups within Queensland; to address the financial, physical, information and referrals, social, legal and emotional needs of grandparents and other relative carers who are caring full or part time for their grandchildren or relative child or are denied access to their grandchildren.

Contact QCOGS

  • Phone: 07 3287 1664
  • Fax:  07 3287 1664
  • Mobile: 0414 87 1664
  • PO Box 5276   Eagleby QLD 4207

What’s in it for You?

Being involved with a group of people who have all been there—done that and know exactly how you may be feeling at times. Being part of an organisation that is managed by the members themselves so that you have a direct choice in outcomes for yourself. Having someone just like you to talk to and to assist in developing solutions to the issues faced by grandparents in difficult situations. Helping distribute information in appropriate formats for use by services and grandparents. Lobbying government and services for those services required by grandparents to assist them.