Signpost Stockport for Carers was established in 1986 and is based at The Heatons Centre in Heaton Moor Village, Stockport.  Signpost manages and maintains the Heatons Centre building, leasing offices to other voluntary sector organisations. There are two large conference rooms and other meeting rooms for hire which help generate a small income for the organisation.

Signpost receives vital funding from Stockport Council through the Wellbeing and Independence Network, Stockport Together, The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need and other charitable foundations.

Where does the funding go?

Funding allows us to continue our important work. Every contribution, large or small, makes a huge difference.

  • £25,000 enables us to employ a full-time benefits home visiting worker for a year.
  • £8,000 enables us to employ a part-time worker to provide free one to one sessions on safe moving and handling in carers' own homes for a year..
  • £1,500 enables us to host a 'Heath & Wellbeing Day' with information and complimentary therapies for carers.
  • £1,000 enables us to pay the costs of a Carer Support Group for a year.
  • £400 enables us to run an 'Internet Skills' course helping isolated carers to access online information and support.