Advice and support

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There are a number of local and national groups and organisations that provide advice and support to people with autism and their families or carers.

Find services and activities in Stockport

Search for care agencies and support services
You can find local support services in our service directory, the My Care My Choice 'Marketplace':

Leisure activities
The Stockport Leisure Activities list is published by Stockport Advocacy, and provides details of a large number of disability friendly activities. Go to their website at and click on the 'Stockport Leisure Activities' link in the bottom left-hand corner.

Local support groups and organisations

Group48 is a social group for people over 18 who have autism and live in the stockport area. Come and join us every Monday 4.30pm - 6.30pm at 48 Middle Hillgate, Stockport, SK1 3DL or call 0161 480 8979 for more information.

Stockport Carers for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum (SCAAS)
SCAAS provide support and social activities for carers; share information and knowledge and act as a pressure group to improve services for adults on the spectrum. They meet on the last Tuesday of the month, alternate months at 7pm at 48 Middle Hillgate (also known as the ‘Land of Cakes’), and The Red Bull. For more information contact

Stockport Targeted Prevention Alliance (TPA)
The TPA provides early help and preventative support for a wide range of people. The service is delivered through an alliance of organisations working in partnership with the Council. The organisations are: Age UK Stockport, FLAG, Nacro, Relate GMS, Stockport Homes and Threshold.

The TPA staff have a wide-range of knowledge, skills and expertise and is also committed to working with partners across Stockport. Their approach is to listen, to find out about your experiences, and based on that, to work with you to put a plan of action together.
Address: Stockport TPA, Graylaw House, Chestergate, Stockport, SK1 1LZ
Phone: 0161 474 1042 or text (for people with sensory loss) 07971 237496

Regional and national organisations

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium
This project delivers services for people who have been diagnosed with autism and their family or carers and is run by the National Autistic Society. It runs a website, telephone helpline and newsletter which all provide advice covering topics including diagnosis, family support, coping strategies, education, employment, benefits advice, short breaks and leisure opportunities.
Address: Sanderling Building, Bird Hall lane, Cheadle Heath, Stockport, SK3 0RF
Phone: 0161 998 4667 (Mon to Fri, 9 am to-5pm)
Fax: 0161 945 2703
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The National Autistic Society (NAS)
This charity provides support services, information and resources to people with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. The NAS also runs campaigns to highlight the issues people with autism face and bring about change to their lives.
Address: 393 City Road, London EC1V 1NG
Phone: Helpline: 0845 070 4004 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm) Head Office: 020 7833 2299
Fax: 020 7833 9666
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