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

Have Your Say

Carers' feedback on Signpost's services.


Author: Catherine Johnston

Carer's Assessments

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


Author: Catherine Johnston

Carers' Stories

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  • Becky's story

    Becky first became involved with Signpost as an eight year old young carer. She is now juggling work alongside caring for her sister Hannah. Read more

  • Andrew's story

    Andrew is Signpost's Finance Manager and Company Secretary. As well as working at Signpost, he cares for his mum and dad, David and Nola. Read more

Latest news...

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  • Support for carers dealing with Long COVID

    We have spoken to a number of carers recently who are dealing with Long COVID themselves, or are caring for someone with Long COVID. We have added some information and resources to the website to help you in your next steps. Read more

Don't miss...

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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