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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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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