Improving carers' lives throughout the borough of Stockport

The Heaton Centre, Thornfield Road

Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 3LD

Telephone: 0161 442 0442





Signpost Stockport for Carers is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust. We provide a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout Stockport

What is a Carer?

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability.  Very often people do not recognise themselves as 'carers'; they are just family members, friends or neighbours who find themselves in a caring situation, sometimes suddenly, sometimes gradually, and simply get on with what needs to be done.  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.

It can help to know that you are a carer; it is a way of recognising that what you are doing is a very important job.  Caring can sometimes be demanding, both physically and emotionally.  It may help to know that your work is recognised by others, and that there are services and benefits available to help support you in your role.Signpost Stockport for Carers is here to support you; on our website you will find details of the services that we can provide. If you have any questions please contact us:

Helpline: 0161 442 0442                              Email:




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