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.



Getting to The Heatons Centre

Where we are, and how to find us.


Author: Catherine Johnston

Location: The Heatons Centre,Thornfield Rd, Stockport

Feeling desperate?

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


Author: Catherine Johnston

Stockport Carers Charter

A charter to ensure that carers are supported, feel valued and get the recognition they deserve.


Author: Catherine Johnston

Carers' Stories

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  • Jane

    Watch Jane's video. As carer for her father-in-law and husband, Jane talks about how life changes beyond recognition when you become a carer and how Signpost have made a difference. Read more

  • Les

    Watch Les' video. Les has been a carer since his wife was diagnosed with dementia twelve years ago. Here, he talks about some of the ways that Signpost have helped him as well as connecting him to other valuable sources of support. Read more

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  • Garden Chronicles

    With most Signpost activities paused for the time being, it's been heartening to get a handful of volunteers together (in a socially distanced way!) to maintain the grounds of The Heatons Centre. Read more