Getting together: A guide to setting up and running a support group

    GETTING TOGETHER: A GUIDE TO SETTING UP AND RUNNING A
    SUPPORT GROUP

    Alison Richards, Family Rights Group

    ISBN 187151553X, £5

    Star Rating: 3/5

    This short booklet is a useful first port of call for anyone
    interested in setting up a support group. It is aimed at those
    caring for another person’s child – primarily
    grandparents.

    The booklet contains do’s and don’ts boxes, which
    will serve as reminders to budding group leaders. Particularly
    useful are the sections on considering the aims of the group, and
    information on publicity and the media.

    What I felt was missing was the use of real examples or
    anecdotes from those who have set up a group. This would have
    brought alive this practical guide.

    Zoë McLean is a senior practitioner at Coram
    Concurrent Planning Project.

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