Schools & Colleges

There are over 100 schools and colleges across the Borough of Stockport alone. If every school raised just £500 for Independent Options, that would mean a massive £50,000 towards supporting people with learning disabilities!

Why not come to school in fancy dress, or non-uniform, and ask every pupil to bring in £1? You could even hold a talent contest and sell tickets to family and friends.

The number of ways you can fundraise for Independent Options at your school or college are limited only by your imagination, and our fundraising team will be here to support you every step of the way.

If you are thinking of fundraising for Independent Options at your school or college, our Fundraising Manager, Lucy, is more than happy to come and talk at your assembly about the work we do to get you started!

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Kevin's Story

Kevin uses Independent Options’ Short Breaks service. His Mum, Jude, tells of how the experience has helped her family.

“Having a disabled child totally changes the dynamics of family life. With all the meetings, hospital appointments and such it can be draining on everyone. When Kevin is at Hallfield guest house I am safe in the knowledge that he is with staff who genuinely care. I also know that he always has a great time and he can do what he chooses to do safely – and without his Mum there too! To have this service is so valuable as it gives me as a parent that time to do things I can’t when Kevin is at home, and I don’t feel guilty leaving him because I know that he really enjoys his time there with the staff and other guests.

“I adore my son and would not change him or his disability as then that would not be Kevin, but to have these respite breaks is wonderful for both of us as it means that I can recharge my batteries too. A service like the one offered through Independent Options is genuinely priceless.”

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