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Crossroads holds its 24th Annual General Meeting  

    Cllr Rob Stanton

We were honoured to have the Mayor of Wokingham Borough Council, Cllr Rob Stanton and the Mayoress Mrs Maureen Stanton in attendance at our AGM on Wednesday 8th November.  Catherina Tam, Chief Executive Officer, updated on our services during 2016-17.  This included providing 14,355 hours of respite care to local carers who were at the point of breakdown or whose health was being badly affected by their caring role.

    Ruth Foster

 

We fondly said goodbye that evening to Ruth Foster, who has retired as a Trustee after 19 years dedicated service.

The stars of our new videos, which were premiered on the night, were presented with a token thank you by the Mayoress on behalf of Crossroads Care Wokingham.  See here.

 

 

 

New Crossroads Care Wokingham Videos

We’re proud to announce the release of two new videos promoting our work.  ‘Help for unpaid carers‘ and ‘Me Time’ show you the dedicated work our Carer Support Workers do and how having a Me Time break can really help to relieve the strains of your everyday caring role.

 

 

Carers Rights Day 2017

Carers Rights Day is an annual event organised by Carers UK and its partners to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

The next Carers Rights Day will be on Friday 24th November 2017.

To find out more about the events organised by Wokingham Carers Outreach Service click here.

 

Have you claimed a Council Tax Discount?

A recent MoneySavingExpert report has shown tens of thousands of people who are entitled to a ‘severe mental impairment’ council tax discount could be missing out on up to £400 a year.    See here  to check if you’re due the discount – and how to claim it.

There’s also information on the Bracknell Forest Council and Wokingham Borough Council websites about other discounts available for Parent Carers and Adult Carers. 

Look under Band reduction for the disabled & Discounts for people who aren’t counted (BFC) or Band Reductions for Disabled Residents & Other (WBC).     

 

How to raise funds to help Crossroads Care Wokingham (at no extra cost to you!!)  

By using easyfundraising before shopping online a percentage of what you spend will be donated towards our work supporting carers in Wokingham and Bracknell Forest.

See here for more information.