Are you looking after or providing support for a relative friend or neighbour? Are you being helped or supported by a relative friend or neighbour?
Your GP needs to know so you can be offered the right information, support and access to services. GP surgeries have to compile information for the government about the numbers of carers attached to the surgery so your information will help them to do this.
Local Carers’ groups
Signpost Stockport for Carers – 0161 442 0442
Signpost Stockport for Carers is an independent local charity which provides free, confidential information and support to unwaged carers in Stockport. We have worked with Signpost for Carers, based in Stockport, to help identify and support our patients/carers.
Signpost for Young Carers
Offers help via various means but likes to focus on the family unit by providing support for the patient to allow the child to step back from the caring role, helps the parent with attendance to hospital appointments, parents evenings and work with adult and child social services. It also offers groups which can be accessed by the children where they can meet with other children in similar situations as well as offer an opportunity to give support to the young person. We as GPs can refer to signpost, there is a referral form on the website, you need permission from young person and parent to do so.
Young Carers – 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.
*If you cannot get through to this number-of-the-day please ring Katy on 07540 722371.
You can also email Young Carers via [email protected] or send an online enquiry by filling out the form below.
There is more information about help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability on the NHS website.
Please complete the form below.