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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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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