Pure Parents and Carers

Posted on the 25th April 2023

Pure Parents and Carers is a brand-new campaign to celebrate the pivotal role parents and carers have in a young person’s development. We have seen first hand the positive impact on the success of our client’s, helping their confidence, happiness and wellbeing to prosper; each a significant steppingstone towards a fulfilled life.

Help us celebrate and spread the word by getting involved below! 


Download our #SharingIsCaring Campaign Assets here to promote the campaign, or share your top tips or experiences with us on social media using the hashtag! Our Facebook page is the perfect place to start. 

Help, Support and FAQ’s

Find advice on funding, available support and entitlements for carers below. 

Is there anyone I can talk to?

Looking after your health and wellbeing is important. At Pure Innovations we offer a range of day services, mental health support and community groups to help people build friendships, stay in good health and live fulfilling lives.

Beacon Counselling provide counselling and mental health services for adults, as well as support for in the workplace too. Find out more about how you may benefit from their 38 years’ experience today.

Signpost for Carers supports young and adult carers who live in the Stockport areas. Find out more about how they can support you.

Stockport Support Hub provide support for carers and those supporting a neighbour, friend, relative or partner who would otherwise struggling without you. Find out more about their peer groups and meet and talk to others in a similar situation with you.

What benefits are available for carers?

Holiday Provision:

The Carers Trust campaign for better opportunities and rights for carers across the UK. They outline some of the information available about taking a break or holiday for carers.

Signpost for Carers provide information on discount cards, mobility and transport and community get-togethers for carers. Find out more about what’s on offer here.

Travel and Mobility

TFGM offer free and low cost travel across Greater Manchester, as well as the rest of England under the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme. If you care for someone with disabilities, they may be eligible.

Financial support

If you look after someone for at least 35 hours per week, you may be eligible for Carers Allowance, a financial benefit paid weekly. Look at this video for more information.

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for people who are giving regular and substantial care to disabled people. Carer’s Allowance is a taxable benefit and forms part of your taxable income. See if you are eligible here.

Stockport Support Hub provide one-to-one support to help you with practical issues such as housing and finances & budgeting to enable you to live a full and independent life.

Free School Meals

Stockport Council offer additional information on free school meals, find out if your child or person you care for qualifies.

Are there any free courses or groups available in my area?  

Social Activities

The Community Hub support people to independently take part in a wide variety of social, civic, leisure, learning, or volunteering opportunities, where they would otherwise find it difficult to get involved because of isolation, physical or emotional ill-health, a sensory disability, or caring responsibilities.


Volunteering with Pure Innovations is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and see the world, or your local community, from a fresh perspective.

What rights do I have when taking time off work?

Flexible working

Finding the right balance between working and caring is important, to make sure you live happily and healthily. Take a look at Carer’s UK’s case studies to find out more.

Parental Leave

If you have been employed at your current organisation for over 12 months, you may qualify for parental leave, which entitles you to 18 weeks leave to look after them. Find out more about parental leave here.

Time off for dependent

If you are an employee, you are entitled to take time off work to care for someone if they are considered a dependent – this could be your parents, partner, child, or someone that relies on you like a neighbour or close friend.  Unless your contract says otherwise, this will be unpaid leave, but it’s worth getting in touch with your employer as soon as possible to find out.

Advice for managing day-to-day

We asked Parents and Carers for their best words of advice when it comes to managing day-to-day. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Make time to regularly do something for yourself.

Plan your time without fitting too much into one day.

Be positive. Focus on what worked instead of what didn’t.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask others for advice.

Talk to friends and family who may be able to lend a hand.

Surround yourself with people that care for you. 

Be patient and persevere, a healthy routine is important.

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