Caring for someone

3. Support for young carers

Are you a child or young adult who spends time looking after or helping a member of your family, or close friend? The help you provide may include:

  • shopping
  • making meals
  • doing the laundry
  • nursing care. For example; giving medication, helping someone up and down stairs
  • being with someone when they need company

Signpost Young Carers may be able to help you. They work with young carers aged 6 to 25 years old in Stockport. They offer:

  • one-to-one counselling
  • information and advice for carers, their parents and family members
  • weekends away
  • evening groups
  • fun trips
  • advice on housing benefits
  • help with problems at school or college
  • help with talking to and contacting Adult Social Care

You'll also be able to meet with other young carers of your own age and in similar circumstances.

Find more information about Signpost Young Carers: