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Carers

 

Are You a Carer?

“A carer is generally defined as a person of any age who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help, due to frailty, illness, disability or addiction. The support a carer provides may include moving and handling, help with feeding, personal hygiene and administering medication, as well as providing emotional support, acting as an advocate or guardian for the cared-for person and enabling the person with support needs to access leisure and recreation”.

If you are a Carer, please let us know - we may be able to help you

Local Carers' group

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.

www.signpostforcarers.org.uk

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 david@signpostforcarers.org.uk or send an online enquiry by filling out the form below. 

Signpost's Newsletter for Carers - June 2019

Signpost's Newsletter for Carers - May 2019

Signpost's Newsletter for Carers - March 2019

Signpost's Newsletter for Carers - January 2019

Signpost's Newsletter for Carers - November 2018

Signpost's Newsletter for Stockport Carers - Spring 2018

There is a wealth of information on NHS UK Website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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