What We Do

Services We Provide

Young Carers and family assessments

We undertake detailed assessments designed to identify the needs of all family members and determine appropriate service provision. We follow a casework approach which focuses on making changes and achieving goals the family wishes to make. Assessments are taken at the families pace and together we look at building family resilience, creating stronger networks within the community and helping families and young carers access specialist support.

Issue Based and Activity Groups

We operate a number of groups, each group runs on a rotation basis allowing us to work with the age range 6 – 25 years.

Wednesday Group

Centre based group, therapeutic activities such as arts and crafts, creative writing and life story work.

Thursday Group

Targeting young carers who are not accessing social activities due to their caring role and are isolated within the community. Activities are chosen based on the feedback of young carers and aim to build confidence/team building, such as climbing, archery and football.

Short Breaks

Weekend breaks for young carers to have a break from their caring role and have the opportunity to experience a holiday with others in a similar situation.

Days Out

Visiting scenic and peaceful spots, to help young carers unwind and see places they would not normally visit due to their caring role.

Counselling Service

A qualified counsellor, offering sessions within schools to those young carers who are struggling to cope with their caring role or have experienced a bereavement.

School Support Service

We raise awareness across all schools in Stockport to ensure that young carers are identified at the earliest opportunity. We deliver assemblies, staff training sessions and offer regular ‘drop ins’ for young carers to access and offer each other peer support.

One to One Work

We allocate space and time for any Young Carers who need to talk about their feelings and any worries they may have.

Young Carer Volunteer Opportunities

We encourage and support our young adult carers to access peer mentoring training and volunteering opportunities within the service.

There are about 700,000 young carers in the UK, that’s about one in 12 secondary aged pupils.

Who We Are and What We Do

A short film showing the wide range of provisions and support offered by Signpost Young Carers

A snapshot of what we offer in our Young Carer Evening Respite Groups. With feedback from the Young Carers and Group Workers themselves.

Young Carer Stories

Dear Friend and Supporter of Signpost

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 info@signpostforcarers.org.uk

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your understanding.