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The following questions can offer you practical and sound information and advice on issues that are not covered in our other sections.

Common questions

How do I apply for / renew my driving licence?

Full information on driving licences is available on the official Government website

How do I apply for / renew my passport?

Full information on passports is available on the official Government website

How do I apply for an older persons bus pass?

For Greater Manchester residents (inclusive of Stockport), please use the following link: Concessionary travel pass

How do I get a Blue Badge parking permit?

Please use the following link for all details on applying for a Blue Badge parking permit: Blue badge

Am I eligible for a Stockport Foodbank voucher?

If you are facing a crisis then the answer is probably yes. A crisis will vary from one person to another, it may be for reasons such as benefit delays, unemployment, short working hours, illness, an unexpected bill – whatever your crisis go and talk to one of Stockport Foodbank’s voucher agencies.

Where can I get a Stockport Foodbank voucher?

To get a Stockport Foodbank voucher there are a large number of voucher agencies that you can visit, including Stockport Direct Local Centres, Job Centre Plus, Citizens Advice Stockport, Housing Officers, Children Centres, Health Visitors or Social workers.

I am finding it difficult to obtain basic household furniture, can I get help?

The Furniture Station is a local charity who can help provide re-used, good-quality furniture at low cost for eligible people in need living in Stockport. To use The Furniture Station’s services you must be referred from a local organisations such as Citizens Advice Stockport, Stockport Direct Local Centres, Housing Officers, health visitors & social services.

Am I eligible for a visit to the Furniture Station for essential household items?

To receive essential furniture at low cost from The Furniture Station you must be a Stockport resident on a means tested benefit and be first referred by a local organisation such as Citizens Advice Stockport, Stockport Direct Local Centres, Housing Officers, health visitors & social services.

How can I obtain a referral to The Furniture Station?

To receive essential furniture at low cost from The Furniture Station you must be a Stockport resident on a means tested benefit and be first referred by a local organisation such as Stockport District Citizens Advice Bureau, Stockport Direct Local Centres, Housing Officers, Health visitors & social services. Once an organisation has submitted your referral, you can make a flexible visit within 28 days to select your items at Furniture Station’s warehouse during their opening times Monday –Thursday 9am-11.45am.

How can I get hold of a Radar key?

Signpost Stockport for Carers offers information and advice on accessing these services.

How can I get a Lions Message in a bottle?

Signpost Stockport for Carers offers information and advice on accessing these services.

How do I apply for a Carers Emergency Alert Card?

Signpost Stockport for Carers offers information and advice on accessing these services.

What if I am looking at care homes?

The My Care My Choice website offers advice and information on care homes and housing choices.

Where can I get free guidance about my pension?

Since 6th April 2015, pensions have changed giving you more freedom to choose what to do with your pension pot. Pension Wise is a government service that will help you go through your options so you can make informed decisions about your pension that are best for you and your family. You can get information and guidance online at www.pensionwise.gov.uk. You can also book an appointment with an impartial guidance specialist on the phone or face-to-face. Citizens Advice offers appointments from Stockport, Manchester and Tameside. To book a phone or face-to-face appointment, call 0300 330 1001.

How to find out about recycling

Enter your postcode to lookup what you can recycle and where, or look up Waste & recycling on the Stockport Council website.

How can I pay my Council Tax bill?

There is information on Stockport Council’s website on the different ways to pay your council Tax bill.

Useful information

Citizens Advice

Safer Stockport Partnership

Investing in Stockport

UK Government website

Pension Wise (to book an appointment call: 0300 330 101)

Signpost Stockport for Carers

Citizens Advice Stockport

Stockport FLAG

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