Be a Trustee

Join our team and help shape new and innovative care services to enable all unpaid Carers in Surrey to be recognised and supported.

Having vital time away from a care role is essential to allow unpaid carers to look after their own physical and emotional health so they can continue to care.

Health & Social Care is evolving. With an ever increasing ageing population, we will need to work smart – adapting to a new and changing environment to reach more people who need help. At the last Census (2011) there were a reported 115,000 unpaid Carers in Surrey and based on projected population growth this figure looks more like 118,000 unpaid Carers in 2019.

The charity can support 1600 unpaid Carers per year and can only reach more carers on a one out, one in basis based on current funding provision (a mix of statutory funding through contracts and traditional fundraising income streams).

In a tough economic climate, this is likely to be increasingly more difficult year on year. We   cannot continue to rely on contracted funding through local Government and the NHS.

We aim to do this by giving unpaid Carers better services through a mix of choices which may include choosing to pay for some services. Growing commercially as a not-for-profit charity will allow us to reach and help more Carers waiting.

In addition, we will aim to continue to raise awareness and engagement at a local level to build community spirit, recruit volunteers and ambassadors to maximise our fundraising income to reach Carers who are unable to pay for their own care.

If you’ve had an experience of Care for a loved one, you will know how demanding, but incredibly rewarding caring for a loved one can be. Most unpaid carers would not recognise themselves as an unpaid Carer – most preferring to see it as a role they take on as a mother or father, sister or brother, daughter or son because they love the person the care for.

1 in every 4 people take up to five years to understand their role as an unpaid Carer

3 in every 5 people will Care for a loved one in a lifetime.

As a professional, you will have very relevant and transferrable skills which will assist the charity in our future vision to be more strategic, helping to make a difference to the lives of unpaid Carers in your local community, but also help you to gain some great board level skills at the same time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attending bi-monthly Board meetings (7-9.30pm) and the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Contribute and be part of a sub-committee
  • Participate in strategic and policy decision-making
  • Answer queries and provide advice on an ad-hoc basis
  • Help to be part of our future vision and mission to make all Carers Count.

Ask for a Trustee Pack or give us call to have an informal chat.

enquiries@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk               01372 869 970

We look forward to hearing from you soon