Signpost Stockport for Carers is an independent local charity who have been supporting carers for more than 30 years. If you’re a Stockport carer or caring for somebody living in Stockport, we’re here for you.
A carer is anyone providing help to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage without them because of frailty, illness, addiction or disability. Carers often don’t recognise themselves as ‘carers’; they just think of themselves as helping out somebody they care about.
Our aim is to improve the quality of life for carers in Stockport from 6 years old to 96 years old and everyone in-between! For adult carers, we provide free, confidential information and a range of services including counselling, benefits help, emotional support, practical advice, ‘signposting’ to other organisations, social opportunities and access to our Connecting Carers Card. For young carers, we provide respite via age-appropriate social activities, family support, school liaison and opportunities to simply enjoy being a child or young person away from their caring responsibilities.
We want carers to be recognised for the extraordinary work they do to support others. It is our mission to support them in return. Carers deserve to live happy, fulfilling lives in their own right but we know caring often takes great sacrifices, taking its toll on their mental and physical wellbeing as well as limiting social opportunities and career progression. Whatever they may be facing, we want carers to know that they are not alone.
We work within our confidentiality policy but may need to disclose something told to us if it is felt there is a risk to the person with which we are working or someone else.
Our values, culture and behaviours underpin everything we do.
+ Connection – We support those we work with to feel a sense of belonging. By developing relationships, providing opportunities and through effective communication.
+ Compassion – People are at the heart of what we do. We value the individual, demonstrate empathy, and actively listen.
+ Respect – We uphold fairness and inclusivity, valuing difference and shared experiences.
+ Empowerment – We support people to make their own informed choices, ensuring access to the information and support they need.
+ Excellence – We strive to be the best we can be.
Watch our short video below to learn more about us and how we support adult and young carers.
We really value feedback from carers about our work. For monitoring purposes, all our projects need to know they’re doing what they set out to do. It’s also great for staff to hear whether the work they’re doing is truly helpful. When we could do better, we need to know that too. Thank you so much to all carers and former carers who have ever completed a form to let us know how we’re doing.
If you would like to share your feedback you can do so by submitting our online form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your understanding.