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.
Pips is an independent local parent carer forum in Stockport run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child / young person between the ages of 0 and 25 years with a disability or / and additional needs.
They work in co-production with the local authority, education, health, social care and other providers to ensure the collective voice of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs are heard during the design, development, delivery and review of services to help create services that meet the needs of families.
PIPS offers an opportunity for families of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs to come together, to share information and to provide support to each other.
Stockport Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years). Stockport SENDIASS offers independent support for parents and families who have children and young people with a SEND. We also provide this independent advice directly to young people aged 16 to 25 years with a SEND.
Our experienced team of local advisors offers impartial, confidential advice and support on all matters relating to SEND. Our aim is to enable you to make informed decisions.