Kai (aged 14), Reddish

My little sister Ellie has autism. I really worry about her when we’re not together – she might hurt herself and other people just don’t understand that she can’t help […]

Sam (aged 8), Cheadle Heath

I’m Sam and I’m 8 years old. My mummy has Multiple Sclerosis and is in a wheelchair. It’s only us that live in our house so I help out with all the […]

Reena (aged 11), Davenport

My name is Reena and I’m 12 years old. I look after my mum because she has epilepsy and she can often be feeling really sad too. If mum’s had […]

Jo, Jeff, Chris and Alice

Jo, Jeff, Chris and Alice speak about how they overcame the fear and shock of a dementia diagnosis to live full and active lives.

Claire’s story

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

Alison’s story

Alison is a part-time Teaching Assistant at a Stockport school. She also cares for her husband, David, who has Multiple Sclerosis.

John

John is caring for his wife with early onset dementia. He has been struggling to combine caring alongside a full-time job. Read about the support he received from Signpost and how this has helped him feel more relaxed.

Keith

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

Les

Watch Les’ video. Les has been a carer since his wife was diagnosed with dementia twelve years ago. Here, he talks about some of the ways that Signpost have helped him as well as connecting him to other valuable sources of support.

Jane

Watch Jane’s video. As carer for her father-in-law and husband, Jane talks about how life changes beyond recognition when you become a carer and how Signpost have made a difference.