Local and national
Crossroads Care is a national network of local charities employing over 5,000 trained professionals nationwide and working with over 35,000 carers to help them make a life outside caring.
There are some 6 million people in Britain who care for others. Many of them reach a turning point, a “crossroads”, at which they feel they need help …where they may simply need a break or more regular support. This is what Crossroads Care does and the core of what we offer in the East Midlands.
Not for profit
As a charity, we care for people not for profit. No-one cares more than Crossroads Care, not just in the scale of what we do or the 35 years experience that we have, but in the special way we think about care.
Our Carer Support Staff are not here today and gone tomorrow. They love their work, and their training and long experience means they understand what carers, and those they care for, need and feel. They know the simple things that really matter, they do the hard jobs with a smile and they take pleasure in fitting into family life.
It’s no surprise then that our staff build long and trusted relationships, and that more carers and people with care needs turn to Crossroads Care for support than to any other social care provider.
The cost of carer support
There are four main ways in which carer support is funded:
- Services funded by the local authorities through Crossroads Care
- Services where the local authority pay you direct and let you choose how you spend the money
- Private services where you pay Crossroads Care
- Top up services where you can pay privately for services additional to those funded by the local authorities
Sometimes we are able to use charitable donations to fund ‘free’ care for carers during crisis or for unexpected services such as weddings or funerals (subject to availability)
Contact us to find out more about how Crossroads Care can give you a well earned break.