Being a Carer

Young Carers

A 'Young Carer' is a child or young adult who spends time looking after or helping a member of their family who because of an illness or disability, mental health problem or drug and alcohol issue is unable to take care of everyday tasks themselves without some help.


Author: Catherine Johnston

Adult Carers

A range of services and support for Carers.



The Heatons Centre

If you're looking for meeting facilities in the Stockport area, we have a variety of rooms available for hire in an excellent location in the heart of Heaton Moor Village.

Stockport's Events Calendar

Click on this click to check what's happening in Stockport, search for upcoming events or add an event of your own.


Author: Catherine Johnston

Feeling desperate?

What to do if you feel you've reached crisis point...


Author: Catherine Johnston

Dementia Carer Advice & Support Service

Specialist support for carers of those with a form of dementia.


Author: Katie Smith

Carers' Stories

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  • Peter

    Watch Peter's video. Stockport carer Peter has recognised himself as a carer for his wife for the past six years. Through Signpost he has benefited from meeting up with other carers and been able to access services and respite he may not otherwise have known about. Read more

  • Sally

    Watch Sally's video. Sally has been a carer for her husband for twenty-five years. She talks here about some of the challenges she has faced and some of the Signpost support and activities she has appreciated over the years. Read more

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  • Stockport SEND Families Drop In

    A friendly drop-in for Stockport families who have children/young people with disabilities, most Mondays 10am-2pm. Read more