LATEST CROSSROADS UPDATE
To see what we’ve been up to over the last couple of months and find out what’s happening locally for carers.
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WOKINGHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL CARERS STRATEGY
2018 – 2020
Are you a carer or young carer in Wokingham?
Don’t miss this opportunity to give your views on local carers’ services and say what you’d like to see in the future.
The survey is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WTJY8FD
You can also download the survey form here to complete at home or give us a ring on 0118 979 5324 and we can send you one out.
WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS
Don’t forget, if you’re shopping there please drop your green token into our box to help us help local carers looking after someone with a life-limiting illness.
CarerSmart is a discount club for carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network.
CarerSmart members’ only cinema discounts are back and they’re better than ever– still with up to 40% off, and now including Odeon theatres as well as Cineworld, Showcase, Vue and many others. This summer will see some highly anticipated releases including Incredibles 2, Mama Mia: Here We Go Again and Mission Impossible: Fallout. So, book your tickets now and arrange some weather-proof days out that everyone can enjoy*.
*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. Discounts vary between cinema venues. Please check when purchasing vouchers. Registration to The Cinema Society is required to access discount.
CarerSmart is managed and run on behalf of Carers Trust by Parliament Hill Ltd.
CROSSROADS CARER’S CREAM TEA
Luck was definitely with us on Thursday 21st June as we enjoyed a cream tea, bathed in sunshine, in the beautiful garden of The Berkshire Care Home in Wokingham.
Our thanks go out to Amanda, Caroline and chef Simon for their help in making it such a wonderful (and restful) day for everyone.
AT LAST – Carers Action Plan is released!!
After lengthy ‘Call for Evidence’ consultations in 2016, the Government has finally published the Carers Action Plan.
This details its short-term plans to improve support for carers over the next 2 years.
The equally long-awaited Green Paper on reforming the funding of social care for older people is due in the summer. It is hoped this will address the key issue concerning the shortage of funding, both for social care services and the availability of carers support, including essential respite breaks.
CROSSROADS CARE WOKINGHAM VIDEOS
Our two videos ‘Help for unpaid carers‘ and ‘Me Time’ are a fantastic introduction to our services. They show the dedicated work of our Carer Support Workers and how having a Me Time break can help to relieve the strains of your everyday caring role.
THANK YOU ALL
For news of Woodley Flower Club, Wokingham Choral Society, Wokingham 41 Club and Sand Martins Golf Club who, over the last few months, have been so kind in donating funds to continue our essential work providing respite to local carers please see our Current Supporters page.