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

Read what some of our carers have had to say about Signpost and share your feedback with us.


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

Read other adult carers' stories >
  • Morgan's story

    Morgan is a PhD researcher and also cares for his partner, Emily. Read more

  • Claire's story

    Claire is a carer for her mum and also works full-time at Stockport Council. Read more

Latest news...

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  • Christmas raffle - can you help?

    We're looking for prizes for this year's Christmas raffle! Whether it's hampers, artwork, spa vouchers, days out or photoshoots... Read more

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  • Signpost Carers' Christmas

    Signpost Carers' Christmas is a chance for Carers and Signpost staff to meet up and enjoy a mince pie, or two! Read more