Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice
– Update October 2020
In light of recent developments regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and Sandwell moving to high alert (tier 2) we have taken the decision to close our office for the coming weeks.
All office staff will be working from home and all calls to our main number will be diverted to them.
Our Care Support Workers are out continuing to provide a vital service to the most vulnerable members of our community and we would like to reassure you that we continue to follow public health advice and precautions stringently to ensure the safety of our staff and service users.
Our face-to-face family carer training has limited availability, please speak to a Trainer to find out more.
All face-to-face dementia carer groups and training sessions are suspended until further notice, however, please take a look at how you can get involved online via Zoom.
Our Dementia Care Navigators continue to provide a telephone advice and support service for people living with dementia and their carers in Sandwell.
In addition, if you are a carer, please maintain hygiene and infection control guidance and we recommend that if you have not yet done so, you put a contingency plan in place for your loved ones care should you become unwell or need to self-isolate. Take a look at our advice for unpaid carers to help with your planning.
Please remember, if you have symptoms of coronavirus (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), it’s important that you stay at home for 10 days to help protect your friends, family and neighbours. Please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for a full list of coronavirus symptoms and up-to-date information and advice to protect yourself and the person you care for.
Crossroads Caring for Carers, an affiliated member of the Carers Trust since 2012, provides a wide range of community care services across Sandwell, Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton and surrounding areas. In Dudley we provide wellbeing services to adult carers, young adult carers (aged 18 -25) and young carers (up to the age of 18) who care for a family member.
We help informal carers to care for longer by providing practical support, training, respite and palliative care, improving the health and well-being of carers and those they care for.
We also offer personalised in-home care to support with daily living needs, enabling people with complex needs to remain in their own home for longer. This can be provided alongside social care services or funded by the person themselves or their family.
In addition, we provide services in Sandwell and Birmingham to support carers of people with memory issues or a dementia diagnosis. Please check to see what is available in your area.
Care at home
Providing care to those living at home, supporting them with daily living needs and personal care.
Care at home
Please get in touch and we can advise you of the services we are able to offer you in your area.
We can provide family caregivers relief from the full-time care they have been providing.
Our services began back in 1987. Following the production of the ATV television soap Crossroads, a storyline highlighted family carers struggling with their daily lives and caring responsibilities. The public response was overwhelming, which led to Local Authorities investing and helping to set up local Crossroads schemes.
Crossroads is an affiliated member of the Carers Trust and part of a network of locally based partners who support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks.
Our Mission and Vision
To ensure that the enormous contribution that carers make to society and to those they care for is fully recognised, appreciated and valued and that carers’ needs, choices and voices are at the heart of everything we do.
A world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and carers have access to quality support and services needed to live their own lives, but to also provide quality care and support to those they care for.
Crossroads Care has a supportive and dedicated Board of Trustees who are unpaid and serve on behalf of their local scheme, which in our case is Sandwell.
Here is a brief outline of our Trustees and their histories:
The Trustees are Directors of the Incorporated Charity in respect of company law.
Charity registration number 1040679.
The Crossroads Service Began
Local organisations throughout England and Wales
Care Hours Delivered
100% of service users surveyed felt that they had been treated with dignity and respect.
– Quality Questionnaire 2019
Read below what our service-users say about us –
We are very happy with the service we receive. All of the carers are friendly and professional and we have built good relationships with them. We look forward to their visits and appreciate what they do for us.
It has made a significant difference to our lives having your carers here. They are always polite and friendly and I feel so relaxed having some time-out. It really has changed our lives.
The training will definitely help, especially if and when we need to use a hoist for mum – I have never seen a hoist being used but now I feel more confident in using one and I have also experienced what it feels like to be in one.
The Carers Groups are an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about dementia and chat to others in a similar situation.
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