What we do

We provide high-quality, individual care for your loved one in their own home. Our highly trained Carer Support workers take over a Carers responsibility for a few hours each week.

This “me-time” contributes to the Carer’s physical and emotional well-being, enabling them to have some time to themselves,  meet with friends, participate in leisure activities, go shopping or simply relax. Respite or time away is most important to ensure that Carers can spend some quality time away from their caring responsibility knowing that their loved one is cared for by a qualified professional.

“Crossroads Carers are trained in all aspects of social care spending more than 45 hours training prior to taking on a role as a Carer Support worker”.

 

 

Why do we need to support unpaid Carers?

  • 3 in every 5 people across the UK will take on a caring role at some point in life.
  • The peak age for caring is 45- 65 years – typically working age.
  • Carers are the largest providers of care and support in the UK.
  • The economic value of Carers contributions is £132bn per year
  • Every day 600 people across the UK will give up work to take on a caring role.
  • There are 118,000 Carers in Surrey
  • 87% of Carers said caring had a negative impact on their mental health.