About us Who we are Who we are Signpost for Carers are an independent local charity who have been supporting carers for more than 30 years. If you’re a Stockport carer or caring for somebody living in Stockport, we’re here for you. A carer is anyone providing help to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage without them because of frailty, illness, addiction or disability. Carers often don’t recognise themselves as 'carers'; they just think of themselves as helping out somebody they care about. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for carers in Stockport from 6 years old to 96 years old and everyone in-between! For adult carers, we provide free, confidential information and a range of services including counselling, benefits help, emotional support, practical advice, ‘signposting’ to other organisations, social opportunities and access to our Connecting Carers Card. For young carers, we provide respite via age-appropriate social activities, family support, school liaison and opportunities to simply enjoy being a child or young person away from their caring responsibilities. We want carers to be recognised for the extraordinary work they do to support others. It is our mission to support them in return. Carers deserve to live happy, fulfilling lives in their own right but we know caring often takes great sacrifices, taking its toll on their mental and physical wellbeing as well as limiting social opportunities and career progression. Whatever they may be facing, we want carers to know that they are not alone. Watch our short video to learn more about Signpost Stockport for Carers (June 2021).