Reading Crossroads provides respite for carers of all ages, so that carers can take a break
To ensure that carers are able to take a break from their caring roles, enabling them to have time to themselves. Reading Crossroads provides trained carer support workers to look after the person they normally care for whilst they are away from the home. We pride ourselves on continuity of care so try and provide the same care worker for each visit. Our services are provided within carers homes and also in social day care settings.Why the community needs us
We provide well deserved breaks for carers. This enables them to be able to continue with their caring role, enabling the person they care for to remain at home longer without them having to be admitted to hospital or residential care. Our services benifits carers, the people they care for, their families and for those who are still working their employers. As a specialist carers respite charity our staff are trained in the needs of carers and the people they care for.Our impact on the community
From surveys we have done we have found that carers are much more positive about their caring roles when they have been able to have a break to re-charge their batteries. By providing a flexible service we are able to provide carers with break as and when they need them, or on a regular basis if that is what they want. We are currently providing an average of 700 hours of carer respite per week, but are more than aware from our caseload that this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Crossroads Care - Reading welcomes volunteers to help out at our various clubs and groups including younger people with dementia, younger people with physical disabilities and higher level care needs and young carers. We also require Board members to attend meetings on a monthly basis. We are also looking for someone with web skills to help us keep out website up to date