A carer is anyone who cares, unwaged, for a friend, neighbour or family member that due to illness, mental health, addiction or disability cannot cope without their support. Very often people do not recognise themselves as ‘carers’; they’re just family members, friends or neighbours who find themselves in a caring situation. A carer may not always live with the person they care for, but their help may be essential in enabling that person to go on living independently.
More than 32,000 people in Stockport provide unpaid care for someone, so you’re not alone – in fact, you’re in good company!
Signpost Stockport for Carers believes that being a carer should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life, and we are here to support you on your journey. Signpost can direct carers to the appropriate sources of support available, and can offer information on services locally and nationally. We can provide emotional and practical support, help you to fill out benefit forms, and offer opportunities for you to gain companionship and support from other carers.
If you’re not already registered with us, please fill in our registration form.
Please also take some time to look around our website and find out about the support and activities that are available to you as one of Stockport’s valued carers.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Connecting Carers Card is a photo ID card, and a useful way of alerting people to the fact that you’re a carer for someone. All you need to do is be a registered carer with Signpost and apply for the Connecting Carers Card.