This week sees the launch of Crossroads Community. A new online resource area for both children and families. Children can get lost in their own creativity, including a new story every week, fun activities, colouring and more. There is also some specific project activities with instructions, so children can be supported to use their imagination and be creative.

For parents and young carers, there is a dedicated area offering space to escape away from routine. A place to take time out and focus on your own wellbeing.

The inspiration for the project came about through social distancing restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.  The Children’s Club which usually runs each Saturday in Walton-on-Thames closed its doors temporarily and as an organisation, Crossroads felt it vital to be able to offer additional resource to support to children with care needs and their families who are unable to access respite time each Saturday.

The activities include storytime, makaton signing sessions, activities and project ideas to do at home as well as other downloadable resources. Although the resource was created for children with care needs and their families in mind, it is in fact suitable for all people whether you are three or 103! It is hoped once the children’s club has re-opened, the digital community will continue to thrive as additional support for children and families.

Why not try it out and get lost in your own creativity for a while?

In time, Crossroads will be displaying a art gallery of your colouring, activity or project so please share your work with us at comms@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk