Coronavirus:
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Crossroads will continue to provide frontline care services following the UK Government announcement of a Tier 4 national lockdown with effect from 5 January 2021. Find out more from the Government website

Our staff are highly trained in infection control and are provided with personal protection equipment (PPE) to keep carers and those we help protected and safe at all times.

Please contact our care team if you have any worries or concerns about care visits to your home, especially if you have received a letter from the NHS advising you to shield.

We can also chat to you about how we might support you through befriending calls or outreach support should you prefer not to have carers in your home right now.

Crossroads can provide a different kind of care support for those who need extra help or special assistance across the Surrey area throughout the period of Coronavirus.

We will support Carers and their cared for loved ones, people who are vulnerable or those older and living alone.

If you are a carer who looks after someone who cannot be left alone; or, if you’re on your own and might be feeling anxious or worried about Coronavirus, please don’t suffer in silence.

We can help you and your family in a number ways:

  • We can help with regular befriending by telephone. We’ll aim to check in on you regularly during the period of strict self isolation to look after your emotional health and wellbeing.
  • We can help with practical support – Collection and delivery of prescriptions & essential shopping delivered to your door.
  • We can help sign post you to other nearby support services too

Find the right support for you, in your local area:

East Surrey
01372 869 979

Woking & Surrey Heath
01372 869 972

 

Mid Surrey
01372 869 971

Spelthorne
01372 869 975

Elmbridge
01372 869 977

Guildford & Waverley
01372 869 974

Hours:

Care Coordinators are available to take your call between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Calls left after 5pm will be returned to you the following day.

Please call us on 01372 869970

(This number can also be used during the week after 5pm or on the weekend if you need emergency assistance)

If you work for another charity or service within the Surrey area and would like to refer someone to us, please get in touch at enquiries@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk

We have a team of people here waiting to help. At some point, we will need extra help from volunteers. We are working with local volunteer hubs across Surrey.  If you are interested in a volunteer support role, you can find out more at your nearest centre:

Tandridge Voluntary Action

Volunteer Action Reigate & Banstead

Central Surrey Voluntary Action

Voluntary Support North Surrey

Voluntary Action South West Surrey

Help us to help keep local services running for those who really need our help and support. Please give what you can. Thank you.

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Very few people have experience of being a carer or understand the difficulties faced of being one but Crossroads staff do.

That is priceless.

Why we’re the perfect choice

  • We are a registered charity who put you, the carer, at the heart of everything we do.
  • We provide a safereliable service which is regulated and accredited by the Care Quality Commission. In our recent Annual Carer Survey, 100% of people responding said we provided a safe service
  • We’ll work with you and your loved one to create a bespoke and regularly reviewed Care Plan that perfectly meets their ongoing needs. On top of this, we’ll aim to ensure continuity of care by providing the same Carer Support Worker each week. This is especially important for looking after dementia patients.
  • Our team of more than 150 professional Carer Support Workers have all received at least 45 hours of training in all aspects of care
  • We work with local employers to help them understand the needs of their employees who balance caring with work.  Please Take our Survey  if you work either part-time or full-time and have a caring responsibility
  • We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Ofsted and Crossroads’ own measuring tool CROQUET, giving you complete peace of mind.

Flexible, affordable breaks

  • Many Carers struggle on without help until they themselves reach breaking point. It is vitally important that your own health and well-being is maintained so you can continue to care.
  • Our minimum care package is two hours, because we feel strongly that quality care can’t be provided in less time. In addition, two hours will also give the main Carer a meaningful amount of respite time away.  Longer packages  of care are available and all care will be provided at a time that suits you.
  • Many of you care for loved ones round the clock. We can step into your shoes so you can enjoy some time to yourself.
  • Our regular weekly respite sessions help provide exactly that – speak to one of our friendly team to discuss your needs for care and respite.

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It’s so important to be able to go to medical appointments on my own and then to sit alone and enjoy a cup of coffee in peace.