EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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) - Various Posts
Independent Options is a registered charity based in Stockport providing support to people who have...

Short Breaks Coordinator
Our Short Break service support adults with a learning disability to have a fun packed short break....

Events
All Day Play
Free-play all day in our family centre and private playground for children of all ages!

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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.

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Isla's Story

Isla is three and a half years old and has been coming to the Children and Family Centre for around two years with her family.

At first Isla had no diagnosis, but it was clear to her parents that something was different from an early age as she had a short attention span and would have regular crises if other children came near her. Her speech was also delayed and she didn’t speak or make any verbal noises until the age of three.

By coming to The Centre, play around other children was normalised for Isla as she began to get used to other children being around and she loves coming to The Centre now. She enjoys the freedom to play in the garden or inside with the toys and crafts. Isla responds well to the staff and volunteers at The Centre and is confident to ask for help.

“Isla has speech and language delay but one of the first words Isla spoke was when she shouted “Messy Play!”, so we knew then how vital it was for her to come here.”

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