7th November 2005, my life changed forever. Due to a sudden family bereavement, my 4 year old nephew came to live with myself, my husband and my 2 young daughters. I was now a Kinship Carer – something I had never heard of before and a role my family and friends had not heard of either. For the next two years, I felt so alone. Then my life changed again – I discovered the online world of Kinship Carers; Facebook groups, Family Rights Group and Grandparents Plus. I can comfortably share my highs and lows with new found friends that understand exactly how I feel. I no longer feel judged at times when I feel I am struggling and the advice and support is invaluable.