Signpost Stockport for Carers works to improve the quality of life of Stockport's carers through all of the services we offer. This range of free information sessions, interest courses, and social events is designed to help you learn new things, connect with others, and take a break from your caring roles.

We hope there is an activity, time, and place that suits YOU.

Most sessions are free but where there is a small cost involved it will be indicated (£).

If you'd like to book a place or have any questions about an activity, please send us a message using the CONTACT US form at the top right of the homepage, email [email protected] or call us on 0161 442 0442.  

See also our page on Signpost Carer Coffee Mornings, now running monthly in Heald Green, Marple and Heaton Moor (no booking required).

Here is the full programme of activities from January to March 2018:

January

Tuesday 9th Jan—10.30am—12.30pm. Using your tablet (for beginners).                                 SIX WEEK COURSE (sessions on 9th Jan, 16th Jan, 23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb)

Booking essential

Minor Hall, Central Library. This six week course is for carers wanting to learn how to get the most out of their iPad/Kindle Fire/Tab/ other tablet! To book please call 0161 474 3875.

Thursday 25th Jan—1pm - Tour of Bramall Hall (£)

Booking essential.

Join a group of carers for a private tour of Bramall Hall, followed by cake in the café. This will cost £4 per carer and £7.50 for non carers. It will only run if we have at least 15 people attending, so please let us know if you would like to come!

Friday 26th Jan—10.30am—11.30am -Stockport Central Library Coffee Morning.

Join us for a carer focused coffee morning in the beautiful Central Library.

Every Wednesday (from 10th January)

Carers Art Group—10.00am—12 noon. The Heatons Centre (£)

A relaxed and friendly group open to any carer, arty or not! Led by a professional artist. Voluntary contribution of £3 per carer.

SMILE gentle exercise—1.30pm-2.30pm, The Heatons Centre—Open to everyone!

Delivered by Life Leisure, this is a great session, with gentle exercises that can be done seated or standing—all with a great soundtrack! Free to carers, £3 for others.

 

February

Wednesday 14th Feb—2pm—4pm—Heart to Heart (For Carers and Cared For)

Booking preferred.

Salvation Army Church, Stockport Road. Come and join other Stockport carers for a fabulous afternoon tea, chat, crafts and whatever else you fancy! This afternoon is supported by volunteers from the Salvation Army, meaning that if you would like to bring the person that you care for, and are both comfortable to be together but apart (same venue and activity, but different rooms) then you can do so! Free (donations welcomed).

Tuesday 27th Feb—12noon—2pm—Carers Lunch @ Puss in Boots (£)

Booking essential.

147 Nangreave Road, Offerton, SK2 6DG. In response to a request from some carers, we thought we’d see if anyone fancies getting together for a meal. Whilst we can’t pay the bill (sorry!), Signpost will organise the booking and liaise with the restaurant, making it as trouble free for carers as possible. If you’d like to join us, let us know as soon as possible!

 

Every Wednesday in February

Carers Art Group—10.00am—12 noon. The Heatons Centre (£)

A relaxed and friendly group open to any carer, arty or not! Led by a professional artist. Voluntary contribution of £3 per carer.

SMILE gentle exercise—1.30pm-2.30pm, The Heatons Centre—Open to everyone!

Delivered by Life Leisure, this is a great session, with gentle exercises that can be done seated or standing—all with a great soundtrack! Free to carers, £3 for others.

 

Wednesday 14th March—2pm—4pm—Heart to Heart (For Carers and Cared For)

Booking preferred.

Salvation Army Church, Stockport Road. Come and join other Stockport carers for a fabulous afternoon tea, chat, crafts and whatever else you fancy! This afternoon is supported by volunteers from the Salvation Army, meaning that if you would like to bring the person that you care for, then you can do so. Free (donations welcomed).

Tuesday 20th March—10.30am -1pm—Carers Network and Marketplace at The Heatons.

Come along and find out about what’s going on in the world of carers in Stockport and Greater Manchester. Meet other carers and professionals and hear about all the groups and activities that support carers to support each other.

Tuesday 27th March—10am - 2pm—Early Spring Stroll with Dave

Booking essential.

Fletcher Moss Gardens, Didsbury, M20 2SW. Minibus transport available from The Heatons Centre! A gentle walk led by our own resident nature expert. This promises to be a voyage of discovery, focusing on the spring flowers that should be just starting to appear.

Every Wednesday in March

Carers Art Group—10.00am—12 noon. The Heatons Centre

A relaxed and friendly group open to any carer, arty or not! Led by a professional artist. Voluntary contribution of £3 per carer.

SMILE gentle exercise—1.30pm-2.30pm, The Heatons Centre—Open to everyone!

Delivered by Life Leisure, this is a great session, with gentle exercises that can be done seated or standing—all with a great soundtrack! Free to carers, £3 for others.

 

 That's all folks!

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