Case Study: Volunteer Befriending and Community Outreach
During 2020, Covid19 relief funding has helped Crossroads to adapt and thrive so we can remain sustainable, helping more carers during a difficult period. As a front-line care provider, additional funding has supported the purchase of PPE for our employees, keeping carers, their families and our staff safe whilst continuing to care.
Additionally, project funding towards connecting carers and those most vulnerable with befriending calls and outreach in the community, leading towards bringing digital tech to reach more vulnerable carers and older people who are not yet familiar and confident in using online technology.
A special thanks to Community Foundation for Surrey, The National Lottery Community Fund, together with the Department of Culture, Sport and Media as well as Carers Trust.
With more than 300 outreach support visits and more than 60 befriending calls made since September, we are enjoying seeing the positive impact that our project activities are having on the well-being of unpaid carers.