1 in every 7 carers are supported by gifts in wills

People become carers for many reasons and those who care often did not expect to take on a caring role. Looking after loved ones  can happen gradually over a period of time as care needs increase, but sometimes it can be sudden, turning lives upside down.

At Crossroads Care Surrey, we can offer professional care support services for carers. We lend a hand by taking over care responsibilities for a few short hours regularly to allow unpaid carers to have time away to look after their own physical and emotional health so they can keep caring.

Information about leaving a legacy

Can you help Crossroads to keep caring for those who care? Every year, increasingly more unpaid carers are asking for help. By leaving a legacy gift in your will, you can make a difference for carers in the future.

To find out further information about leaving a gift in your will, download our guide to making your will today.

Making a Will guide

Will fund a community activity centre specifically for people with disability, illness or more complex needs where professionally trained Carer Support workers care allowing unpaid carers respite time.

Will help fund digital technology so Crossroads can offer regular telephone befriending for carers.

Will fund 100 carers to enjoy 10 half day respite breaks looking after both their physical and emotional well-being

2 in every 3 people will care in a lifetime.

Many full-time carers are looking after loved ones round-the-clock, seven days a week with no respite.

Last year, gifts in wills supported 1 in every 7 unpaid carers to get the help and support they needed.  Leaving a small gift in your will will help Crossroads Care Surrey reach more carers who really need professional care support.

You can make a big difference.

Jen Sanderson, Legacy Officer

Next steps

With 2 in every 3 people likely to care for a loved one during a lifetime, leaving a gift in your will can help us to be there for more Carers in years to come.

If you would like to find out more, please fill in the contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.



Many people tend to put off writing their will, believing it to be expensive. We work with The Goodwill Partnership, an organisation which specialises in will writing. If you’re interested in finding out more about getting support to write your will, please get in touch with us at legacy@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk