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.
Their 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, they 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, they 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.
To contact the Signpost for Carers Adult Team please ring 0161 442 0442
If you would like to speak to the Young Carers team, please ring 0161 947 4690.
Because of Covid-19, you will hear an answer phone message directing you to ring one of the team on their work mobile and the number will be provided, this will change on different days.
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