At Signpost, we aim to care for the carer. We recognise and acknowledge the challenges and encourage carers to seek and access support for themselves. Our services, including assistance with benefit applications, counselling and emotional support, carer’s assessments and groups and activities are all designed to offer relief and a sense of community to carers. They are not alone – in fact, they’re in really good company.
As a registered charity, we rely on support from our community to provide the services that carers want and need in order to be able to continue caring for their loved one. Every £1 makes a difference!
£5 pays for a carer’s refreshments as they attend our ‘living with dementia’ training course
£10 means that our first conversation team can register a new carer, and explain what support is available, sending out a welcome pack of information
£15 allows our working carers lead to draw up a carers passport with a carer that is juggling caring responsibilities with paid employment
£20 pays for a carer focused counselling session, much needed therapeutic support giving the carer an opportunity to discuss their feelings of loss, guilt and fear
£30 enables our Moneywise team to carry out a home visit, supporting with benefit applications and relieving poverty
£50 supports our carer’s assessment team to access confidential supervision, helping them to manage their own wellbeing and maintain resilience
£100 boosts our Take a Break fund, giving five carers two hours respite, so that they can come to groups and activities, go to the dentist or take afternoon tea with friends!
Everyone has something to offer, and we appreciate all the efforts of all our fundraisers. Whether you are planning to scale a mountain, leap from an aeroplane, sell biscuits or run a marathon we think you are amazing!
Like many organisations, we are experiencing increased demand for our services alongside reduced funding and donations. To enable our team to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, we have taken the difficult decision to close our phone lines from 1pm, Monday – Friday.
If you do call us in the afternoon, please do leave a message with your name, number and a summary of your enquiry. Our colleagues will be checking voicemails throughout the afternoon and will call you back as soon as possible. This will be within 2 working days. Alternatively, please email email@example.com
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your understanding.