Council services

Adult Social Care

Information on all Adult Social Care Services.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 217 6029 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 4:30pm).

Out of hours emergencies: 0161 718 2118 (Monday to Thursday, 4:30pm - 8:30am and Friday 4pm - 8:30am. 24 hour cover on Bank Holidays).

Children’s Social Care

Information on Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding.

Find out more: Visit the website or call the following numbers:

  • If you're a member of the public who has a concern about a child’s welfare, you should ring 0161 217 6028, and select option 1.
  • If you're a parent or carer seeking support for your child, you should ring 0161 217 6028, and select option 2.
  • Out of hours emergencies: 0161 718 2118

Choosing and Purchasing Team

Help with Support Planning, managing all aspects of personal budgets and more.

Find out more: Email [email protected] or call 0161 218 1953

START (Stockport Triage Assessment Referral Team)

If you're aged 26 and over, the START Team offers a free and confidential service to help you access the alcohol and/or drug support and treatment that’s right for you.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 474 3141

Stockport Council Home Library Service 

Free delivery of books, talking books, music and films to those who are unable to visit the library due to their age, disability or caring role.

Find out more: Email: [email protected] or call 0161 474 5600

Charitable and other services

Age UK Stockport 

A free service offering confidential information & advice on a range of issues.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 480 1211

Alzheimer’s Society

The UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 477 6999

ARC (Arts for Recovery in the Community) 

Arc works with people who are experiencing emotional or psychological distress to explore the arts, feel included and recognise their true potential.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 480 7731

Beacon Counselling Service 

Fully trained counsellors supporting adults, young people and children in and around Stockport (and other areas).

Find out more: Visit the website or call 0161 440 0055

Beechwood Cancer Care 

Providing psychological help and support to patient’s carers and family members who are affected by cancer or other life-limiting illness.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 476 0384

Citizens Advice Stockport

Free impartial, independent and confidential advice and information on a range of issues.

Find out more: Visit the website or call 0300 330 9073 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm) or 0161 850 5053 (7pm - 10pm, 7 days a week).

Disability Stockport 

Information, advice and practical support for those with a disability or sensory loss.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 480 7248

Emotional Wellbeing Hub

The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides emotional wellbeing and mental health information, advice and guidance for anyone up to the age of 25 in Stockport.

Find out more: Call the Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH) on 0161 217 6028. (Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 5pm and Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm).

Headway

A group providing information, support and services to people with a brain injury their families and carers.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 07733 320049 

Healthwatch Stockport

Offering health and social care information, advice and signposting.

Find out more: Visit the website, email i[email protected] or call 0161 974 0753

Open Door

A mental health helpline and safe haven for any Stockport resident aged 18 and over. It can provide support to individuals, their carers or professionals who are struggling to cope, feel low, anxious or distressed.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 549 9717

Parkinson’s UK (Stockport)

Providing information, support and activities to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0300 123 3683 

Samaritans of Stockport & District 

Offering emotional support by telephone and email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Find out more: Visit the website, email service [email protected]  or call the free helpline on 116 123

Stockport Advocacy

Supporting you to understand your rights and options and have a say in decisions that affect your health or social care.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 480 8979

Stockport Credit Union

A local not-for-profit financial cooperative offering savings accounts and affordable loans.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 430 5808 

Stockport Car Schemes

Providing transport for Carers and people with poor mobility, to enable them to attend medical appointments and some social activities.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 476 2812

Stockport Dementia Care Training

Helping you to understand more about dementia and enhance your ability to support the person you care for.

Find out more: Email [email protected] or call 0161 716 4531

Stockport Healthy Minds

Offering support and treatment for a range of issues including low mood, stress, anxiety, panic attacks or difficulty sleeping.

Find out more: Visit the website or call 0161 716 5640

Stockport Talking Newsletter

The Stockport Talking Newsletter is a free service for the visually impaired providing audio recordings of local news on a memory stick. With a free player, plus a regular audio magazine.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call Paul on 0161 439 4873 

Stockport TPA - The Prevention Alliance

A free, independent confidential advice service on all adult health & social care services in Stockport.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 474 1042

Stockport Women's Centre

Providing advice and guidance to women from Stockport over the age of 18.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 355 4455

Viaduct Care Wellbeing and Self-care service

Offering telephone and online support for people over the age of 18 registered with a Stockport GP who require support with social issues. For example; housing, finance, long term health conditions like diabetes, support with low mood, anxiety or loneliness.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected] or call 0161 204 4675

Walthew House 

Extensive support for those who are blind, visually impaired, hard of hearing or have duel sensory loss.

Find out more: Visit the website, email [email protected], call 0161 480 2612 or text 07980 507884

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death. 

Find out more: Visit the website or call 0161 983 0902 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am - 5pm and Wednesdays from 9am - 8pm)

Shout

A 24/7 text service for Greater Manchester residents. It allows you to find and receive mental health support anytime day or night. You can simply and discreetly communicate with trained crisis volunteers by text message. They can offer support and provide signposting to other services that offer specialist support and ongoing help in your local area.

Find out more: Shout can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

Transport for Greater Manchester

Travel vouchers to improve travel opportunities for people of any age who are registered blind or with a permanent serious walking difficulty and cannot use ordinary buses.

Find out more: Visit the website or call 0161 244 1000