Services in Stockport
Signpost for Carers
A carer is anyone who cares, unwaged, for a friend, neighbour or family member due to illness, mental health, addiction or disability. Very often people do not recognise themselves as 'carers'; they're just family members, friends or neighbours who find themselves in a caring situation. A carer may not always live with the person they care for, but their help may be essential in enabling that person to go on living independently.
Signpost Stockport for Carers believes that being a carer should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life, and are there to support you on your journey. Signpost can direct carers to appropriate support, offer information on services locally and nationally, provide emotional and practical support, help you fill out benefit forms, and offer opportunities for you to gain companionship from other carers.
To contact the Signpost for Carers Adults Team call 0161 442 0442. Working hours are 8am-4pm. Alternatively, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
0161 442 0442
Signpost for Carers, The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Road, Stockport SK4 3LD
Stockport & District Mind
The Carers Support Service is for carers of adults who've a mental health problem or are experiencing emotional distress. Mind provide confidential, impartial information, support and advice to adult mental health carers, where the cared-for person lives between the postcodes SK1 and SK8.
Due to your caring responsibilities you may not be able to take care of your own wellbeing, which can impact on what you want to achieve – Mind are there to help. They can support you to access advice about mental health, contact relevant health professionals on your behalf, signpost to relevant services i.e. Carers groups, courses, benefit advice, counselling etc and more.
Get in touch by phone 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am – 4.30pm Fridays or drop Mind an email.
0161 475 6229
2020 Dove House, 65 Union Street, Stockport, SK1 3NP.
Signpost Young Carers
Signpost Young Carers Service works with young people aged 6 – 25 years who live in Stockport.
As part of their support Signpost Young Carers will talk to you about your caring role and what support may help you and your family. They can offer age appropriate advice, support and activities to help make your life a little bit easier, give you a break from your caring role and help connect you to other people your age who are in the same boat.
Signpost Young Carers also support carers 18 – 25 years, as they know that leaving education or trying to find employment and managing a caring role can be difficult. They offer one to one and group support.
If you or someone you know needs help, get in touch with the Young Carers team on 0161 947 4690. If you can't get through call Katy on 07540 722371. Alternatively email Young Carers at email@example.com
0161 947 4690 Alternatively call Katy on 07540 722371
The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Road, Stockport, SK4 3LD