A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends whose health or wellbeing could suffer without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health problems.
Many people are carers - parents, children, husbands and wives, even friends and neighbours and although it can be immensely rewarding it can often be very difficult and sometimes extremely stressful.
Crossroads Caring for Carers, can provide the necessary home care support to give family based carers time out from their caring responsibilities, enabling them to do some of those things that the caring role may prevent. This essential respite care helps prevent the breakdown of the carer's health enabling them to continue their care support role.
HOW CROSSROADS CAN HELP FAMILY BASED CARERS
Do you want time to go shopping without having to rush, meet a friend for coffee or a glass of wine, play a round of golf or go for a swim, maybe go to that evening class you've always wanted to attend?