Summer Fair Raises £1,000 for Independent Options

Independent Options has raised a spectacular £1,000.91 at the charity’s Summer Fair, a fantastic day of family entertainment with the Mayor of Stockport making a special visit and getting involved in the fun and games With service users and families from across the area attending, the event saw guests enjoy a bouncy castle and face… Read more »

All the Fun of the Fair at Independent Options

Excitement is brewing at Independent Options as youngsters from the Stockport-based charity help to string garlands together and decorate the hall as the charity prepares for its annual Summer Fair. To be held on 10 July from 11am to 4pm, the summer fair will see visitors enjoy a special guest appearance from popular TV character… Read more »

Mark Races to Raise Almost £2,000 for Independent Options

Speedy Mark Appleyard has raised a staggering £1,852.00 for Independent Options after taking on the Great Manchester Run – more than three times that of his original target of £500 after dozens of generous supporters donated to his JustGiving page. Mark (39), from Woodsmoor, ran the gruelling 10k race in aid of Hazel Grove-based Independent… Read more »

Artist Illustrates Community Spirit with Creative Enterprise

A Stockport-based artist has celebrated the founding of Jennie’s Art, a not-for-profit community enterprise that will see Jennie Franklin’s (25) designs displayed and sold across Stockport.   Jennie has autism and learning disabilities, and Jennie’s Art has been developed as a way for her to use her skills and showcase her creative talent, with any… Read more »

Silver Accreditation Success for Independent Options

Independent Options is celebrating after achieving its new Investor in People Silver standard, demonstrating its commitment to realising the potential of its people. The charity, based in Hazel Grove, Stockport, specialises in providing care for adults and children with learning disabilities, and aims to empower people with disabilities so they can take control of their… Read more »

Hopping with Joy after Easter Fundraising Success

Independent Options has raised a staggering £844.09 at its Easter egg hunt and fair after a fabulous day of fun in aid of the Stockport-based charity.   A certain cotton-tailed creature with a basket full of goodies took time out of his busy schedule to visit the charity, which aims to empower people with disabilities,… Read more »

Jennie's Story

Jennie is a young lady who, along with her circle of support, commissions Supported Living services from Independent Options to assist her living independently in her own home.

Jennie and her circle of support (a group of family, friends and professionals who work together to make decisions on Jennie’s behalf with her best interests in mind) are always involved in all aspects of her support and are at the heart of every decision, including the recruitment and selection of each team member, from the advert being placed right up to interviews and on-going development.

There are regular person-centred reviews to monitor what is working and what is not working, ensure outcomes are being achieved and plan together for Jennie’s future.

“My daughter lives independently through her individual budget. Her staff team are brilliant and we couldn’t be happier with everything.”

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