22 April 2008
by Bridget Suitters – Scheme Manager – South Gloucestershire Crossroads
South Gloucestershire Crossroads is an independent registered voluntary agency which supports people who care for a person with a disability living at home. It provides a much needed opportunity for the carer to have a short break.
South Gloucestershire Crossroads is completely autonomous but
affiliated to the National Crossroads Organisation. It is administered
by a manager who is responsible for assessing a family’s needs and for
supplying the practical help at times required by the family. Trained
Career support workers are employed and trained by Crossroads to give
the carer a break; the help and support provided by the career support
worker depends on the individual needs of the family.
In order to
meet the high demand of our service that can not be met through our
current funding, we are now able to offer a service that families can
Anyone can refer a person or family to our
scheme-carers, people with a disability, their relatives and
neighbours, as well as doctors, social workers and health visitors.
you would like more information about the service we offer, or are
interested in becoming a Carer support worker please contact Bridget
Suitters on 01179477735.