We're not quite ready yet - thank you for your patience!

Signpost are still busily signing up ‘carer friendly’ businesses and services who are willing and able to offer something extra to carers. When ready, the list of places offering a discount will be posted here. We are still adding names to the list so if you have any ideas please get in touch!

What is the Connecting Carers Card?

The Connecting Carers card is a way of alerting people to the fact that you are a carer for someone. Funding from Stockport Together and the Equity Foundation has made it possible for us to launch it in Stockport.

You may choose to use this in a positive way, such as for a discount at one of the businesses and services signed up to the scheme. It may be that it will form part of your contingency plan and, should something happen to you, a member of the emergency services would be able to use the card to contact a next of kin or social work team. The card will form the basis of Stockport’s Carers Passport and we hope that, in time, it will be a way of bringing the commitments made in the Stockport Carers Charter to life!

How can I get one?

Stockport carers that are registered with Signpost and have completed a contingency plan with one of our team will be offered a Connecting Carers Card.

If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected] or ring the Carers Connect team on 0161 442 0442.

Is this the same as the Emergency Alert Card?

No. Signpost does not have the facility to act as an emergency contact 24/7. We are working with Carecall (who administer the Emergency Alert Card scheme) to see if there is a way we may be able to combine the cards in the future.

Did I see the word ‘discounts’?!

Yes you did! We are in the process of compiling a list of retailers and services who will be offering a discount to carers in possession of a Connecting Carers Card. As soon as that list is ready, it will be here on the website.

For more information about Carers Passports, please visit https://carerspassports.uk/