About us Who we are Who we are Signpost Stockport for Carers is an independent local charity which provides free, confidential information and support to unwaged carers of all ages in the Stockport area. A carer is someone who, without a wage, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness, addiction or disability. Very often people do not recognise themselves as 'carers'; they are 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 can often be essential in enabling that person to go on living independently. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for carers in Stockport. We do this by forming partnerships with statutory and voluntary organisations and by acting independently in the interests of carers throughout Stockport. We work to raise the profile of carers in Stockport, encouraging a wider recognition of their enormous contribution to society. We provide information and support to assist carers in their caring roles and enable them to meet their own needs as individuals. Caring can often be demanding, both physically and emotionally. It may help to know that your work is recognised by others, and that there are services and benefits available to help support you in your role.