Taking time out as a Carer
Having a holiday is not always possible if you’re a Carer.
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.
Here, at Crossroads Care Surrey we’ve been providing respite breaks for Carers for more than 35 years by taking over a caring responsibility for a few short hours every week.
As a charity, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways we can do more to support people waiting for help. One such service we offer is the Assisted Holiday break. Our Carer Support Workers can take on the caring role, so you can go off on a UK based break and recharge your batteries. Having this special time supports you as a Carer to look after your own physical health and emotional well-being.
We’re not like other care providers, we’re a charity caring for carers in Surrey. As a not-for-profit organisation, when you choose to fund your own care including holiday time, you can and will make a difference to more Carers in Surrey waiting for help through funded respite services.
To find out more about your choices as a Carer, please visit our website Services for Carers and their families or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 01372 869 970
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.