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.

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Author: Catherine Johnston

Adult Carers

A range of services and support for Carers.

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Getting to The Heatons Centre

Where we are, and how to find us.

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Location: The Heatons Centre,Thornfield Rd, Stockport

Feeling desperate?

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

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Author: Catherine Johnston

Have Your Say

Carers' feedback on Signpost's services.

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Author: Catherine Johnston

Carer's Assessments

Find out about your right to a Carer's Assessment and how to arrange one with Signpost.

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Author: Catherine Johnston

Carers' Stories

Read other adult carers' stories >
  • Keith

    Keith is caring for his wife with Alzheimer’s. Read about the support he has received from Signpost. Read more

  • Kate

    Signpost provided support and advice for Kate who had physical needs of her own as well as caring for her husband with dementia. Read more

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  • Creative Writing Group

    These informal workshops are for like-minded carers to come together and share their love of writing in a relaxed and informal setting. Read more