Why Support Crossroads?
There are 8.8million* unpaid adult carers in the UK who make an invaluable contribution to people in need, to their families and communities, as well as society as a whole. Unpaid care saves the UK £132 billion per year. (*Figures from Carers Trust).
This enormous contribution made by carers often goes unnoticed. Carers care quietly in their own homes, away from the public eye and many people fail to recognise or acknowledge the support they give. Little is said about how difficult it is to make time to care for someone and how physically as well as mentally draining it can be, frequently taking its toll on the private and professional life of the carer, as well as their health and wellbeing.
How can you support Crossroads?
As a charity, we value the support of those who are able to make a donation to us. Donations go directly towards our work with carers and their families. Whether its a one-off or regular donation, big or small, every single donation makes a huge difference to the lives of carers of all ages, allowing us to continue supporting family carers in their role and help those being cared for to stay in their own home for longer.
Below are a list of ways in which you can help to make a positive difference to the lives of carers in the West Midlands –
A single donation
You can make a one-off donation by using our office address (494 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DG) to send a cheque or if you wish to make a cash donation in person, we would be delighted to see you! Cheques to be made payable to – The Sandwell Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme Ltd. Alternatively, to make an online donation please see information on Just Giving below.
Remember us in your Will
Leaving a lasting legacy by making a gift in your Will to Crossroads is a valuable way to help support our work.
When thinking about your Will, we understand that your family and friends will always come first. A gift in your Will is a special way to ensure that we can continue to care for carers and those who are cared for.
How to leave a gift in your Will –
A gift can be as small or large as you like – leaving just 1% of your estate can make a big difference.
When leaving a gift you will need to make a note of our name, address and registered charity number:
- Official charity name – The Sandwell Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme Ltd
- Address – 494 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DG
- Registered charity number – 1040679
Collecting at a funeral
Receiving donations instead of flowers or simply collecting at a funeral can really help us. Please send cheques (made payable to The Sandwell Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme Ltd) or you could co-ordinate donations online by sharing our Just Giving link with your friends and family – www.justgiving.com/crossroads-caringforcarers.
Organising a fundraising event is a fantastic way to get your friends and family involved in raising funds for us. If you’re thinking of organising a fundraising activity please do get in touch. We are happy to help with ideas, planning, promotion and advice to help make your event a success! Visit Just Giving to get started.
Setting up a direct debit
You can make a regular monthly donation by setting up a direct debit. Please call 0121 553 6483 for our banking details.
Give As You Earn
This is a scheme set up to allow you to donate to charity through your salary on a regular basis. You only have to make one instruction to your payroll to start it off and the benefit of the scheme is that the government automatically adds 10% to your donation.
An increasing amount of companies will match the donation of any of their workforces who give to charity through the GAYE scheme. If you would like to suggest to your boss to introduce a GAYE scheme into their company, or you would like to join the GAYE scheme yourself, please contact the Appeals Department.
One very simple way to support us is to raise funds whilst you shop! If you shop via the Give as you Live website, they turn a percentage of everything you buy into a donation for us with no extra cost to you. With over 4,000 stores registered including ASOS, Sainsbury’s, Argos and Boots, why not sign up now and choose Crossroads Caring for Carers (Sandwell).
In addition, if you sign-up to Amazon Smile at, we will receive 0.5% of every purchase. All donations go towards our work with carers and their families.