Since 1977, Independent Options has been working to empower people with disabilities, enabling them to take control of their lives, achieve their aspirations and enjoy life to the full.

What we do

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In our society today people with disabilities, their families and carers, face many hard challenges such as discrimination, abuse and disadvantage.

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Support Worker (Supported Living)
Independent Options is a registered charity based in Stockport providing support to people who have...

Fundraising Officer
37 hours per week, to be worked flexibly£16,568 - £18,429 per annumWe are looking for a Fundraising...

Legal Advice Coffee Morning
For more information, or to book a place, please contact us at info@independentoptions.org.uk or 0161...

Easter Egg Hunt
Our fabulous Easter Egg Hunt is back! To be held on the 23 April from 11am - 4pm, the Easter Bunny will...


You can help us to provide the right support for families and carers to cope better with the daily challenges they face and to help people with disabilities reach their potential and lead fulfilling lives.


Jason's Story

Jason, a Shared Lives Service User: “Shared Lives is a place you can go to get help. You can make and meet new friends, and they have good carers. You get to go on holiday and share your life with someone else. My life is better because of Shared Lives because I have a home that is safe, calm and easy to live in. Shared Lives is helping me to be more independent and gain skills for the future. I am being helped to be a part of my community and I am supported when I am faced with challenges. Talking with my carer helps me to meet those challenges and it gives me confidence.”

Shared Lives Carer: “I have worked in care services for many years, but there is nothing more rewarding than welcoming someone into your own home, and sharing everything in your lives. The relationship that builds between you is something special. No amount of money could buy that.”

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