Since 1992, we have been providing a wide range of care and care-related services to people in Slough and are proud of the fact that more people now turn to us for support than to any other social care provider in the Slough area.
Crossroads Care Slough is part of Britain’s leading carer support charity, the national Crossroads Care organisation. First established in 1974, it takes its name from the TV Soap opera Crossroads, in which the problems of families caring for disabled people at home were highlighted by an accident to one of the characters.
The programme makers, Central Television, made a £10,000 donation for a pilot scheme to be set up in Warwickshire and from there Crossroads subsequently expanded to become a national organisation with over 250 local schemes throughout England and Wales, with a sister organisation in Scotland, Crossroads Caring Scotland.
Crossroads Care Slough was founded in 1992 by a group of Founder Members, who work tirelessly to provide services for people with disabilities. Recognising that many families within the community were in need of support, the determination to help families manage and be able to stay together grew into what is today known as one of the most respected and successful charities in Slough.
We’re here to make lives that little bit better for carers and their families and believe that every carer deserves help and support to maintain their own health and wellbeing. To do this, we provide a trained carer to replace the regular carer for an hour, a day, or longer. This allows the carer free time in which to undertake activities they would not otherwise have the opportunity or free time for.
What we do makes a real difference, not just to our clients, but also their families who are often their carer and in some cases we are able to help people stay at home when they would otherwise be unable to do so.
With over 20 years under our belt, we are firmly established, with an unrivalled knowledge of the diverse needs of our local community. However, we would not be where we are today without the tremendous support we have received over the years from our clients, carers, disability team, volunteers and those who have generously donated – we thank you.
In 2011 we launched our ‘Caring for Slough’ campaign, as we understand that with changes in Government funding, it is more important than ever that we build closer relationships with like-minded people and organisations in the community - who know the people needing care.
And so, we look forward to continuing to make a real difference to the lives of people in Slough for many more years to come.
I am 15 and I support my blind mother. The youth club has given me the opportunity to have a break and interact with other teenagers. At the club I’m a different person and can have fun without worrying about my Mum.
Your contribution to my Mothers care has supported me and given me reassurance that she is well looked after, enabling her to remain in her home. Living so far away, it is very difficult for me to support Mum and I thank you for all your help.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful Crossroads Care team for doing a fantastic job with Mum and Dad. They really enjoy having the company and appreciate so much the little chores you are doing to help.