Our Short Breaks service is now open for referrals, with breaks available to take between November 2014 and end of October 2015. People can self-refer, or indeed anyone can make a referral to Crossroads with the carer’s permission e.g. Family, GP, Community Nurse, Macmillan, Alzheimer’s.
The Short Breaks provide a local carer with respite of up to 3 nights/4 days, while our highly experienced team of Care Attendants provide 24hr care at home to the cared-for e.g. with personal care needs, medication, meals and companionship.
Breaks are free but allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those unable to use statutory respite. The Short Breaks fund can also be used for extended day hours.