Caring, or being cared for, can be lonely and socially isolating at times. Many people may not live near their families, or might not be able to go out and attend social groups or classes like they used to. However [...]
It is with regret Crossroads Care Surrey Children and Young People’s Saturday Club at Burview Hall, Walton-on-Thames will be closing with effect from 2 April 2021. In this last year, due to the pandemic, the club has only been [...]
At Crossroads Care Surrey, we understand just how challenging it can be for working carers to balance their paid work with a caring for a loved one. Under normal circumstances unpaid carers have a raw deal. Across the UK, [...]
When we look back at 2020, one positive we can take is how well our community responded at the outbreak of Coronavirus and throughout the year. The spirit of togetherness prevailed, rallying to support one another and those most [...]
Following on from the PM’s announcement on 19th December stating the majority of Surrey would be entering a new more regional Tier 4 restrictive period to stay safe during this period of increased cases of Covid-19, the charity Crossroads [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the lives of unpaid carers and those they care for. Research from Carers UK has found that 4 in 5 unpaid carers (81%) are currently providing more care than before [...]
A national treasure and Surrey resident, Dame Judi Dench urges people to support those who care round-the-clock for loved ones and older people living alone who are socially isolated this Christmas & beyond. From Bond movies to the stage, [...]
Over the course of the last few months, we have been working hard to recruit new volunteers to support more carers, their loved ones and those most vulnerable or at-risk within our community. We met up with Dionne Hilton, [...]
Have you ever thought about being a volunteer, but not sure what you could do? At Crossroads Care there are different volunteer roles to suit everyone, depending on your skills and the time you have available to offer. Volunteers [...]
Have you ever thought about becoming a trustee, but not too sure what it entails? Read our blog and find out more about the vital role that trustees have within a charity, and what the benefits are of becoming one. What is a trustee? A [...]
Following on from the PM’s announcement on 31st October stating we would be heading for another national month-long lockdown to stay safe during this period of increased cases of Covid-19, the charity Crossroads Care Surrey have pledged to remain [...]
There are some significant outcomes from our Annual Carers Survey we have just completed. The most concerning is the reaction to the recent lockdown and the effects of being unable to leave the home. The results show 9 in [...]
Crossroads Care Surrey will help those most vulnerable in Surrey thanks to new funding, supporting people with befriending and community outreach services like shopping & prescription collections. Covid-19 meant Crossroads Care Surrey needed to find new ways to support [...]
It is expected millions of working carers could be forced to quit their jobs if faced with new or increased levels of caring responsibility at home. With 3 in every 10 UK employees expected to be caring, experts are calling [...]
We work to place all unpaid carers at the heart of all we do. Today marks Young Carers Awareness Day and we pledge to join forces with others to raise awareness of the exceptional challenges Young Carers face everyday.
A very big thank you to the West Byfleet community who have actively supported carers to have vital respite time away from caring as part of Waitrose West Byfleet Community Matters project. Over the very busy Christmas period, shoppers took time out to collectively give support to unpaid carers by giving their green tokens to support our work in their community raising an incredible £410.00.
Elmbridge Road Runners wanted to do something amazing for the community in and around where they run. They decided to take on a fundraising challenge supporting our children’s club which is based in Walton-on-Thames raising a whopping £1,500.
By supporting our work in memory of a loved one or through leaving a small legacy or gift in your will, you will be helping Crossroads Care Surrey to reach more carers who need a respite break in order to continue their caring role.
Looking after loved ones, including family or friends is demanding. It can be a round-the-clock, seven days a week responsibility so often finding time to get away to simply have a few short hours respite time is difficult and we understand that.
Tomorrow, Ruksha and her family will head to Skegness to pay their respects as it’s been a year since her grandfather sadly died. Her Grandfather was laid to rest there, so a small intimate family gathering in the sea-side town will take place in his memory.